Last week Sanibel Captiva Lions Valerie Tutor, President, and Lion Steve Schulz, Treasurer,
delivered approximately 60 toys to F.I.S.H. for their Holiday Toy Drive to go to displaced island
children. The toys were part of an effort of the Lions Clubs of Lee County. Since Hurricane Ian
has impacted so many of our chapters here in the area, the clubs have come together to meet
as one unified club – the Lions Clubs of Lee County, to fundraise and serve our
communities. We share service projects, funds received, gifts and more between the chapters
to reach out to impacted individuals in our region. The Lions Clubs of Lee County were able to
use funds received to purchase Christmas gifts for displaced children in our area and members
spent club hours wrapping and tagging the gifts ready to put under a Christmas tree. The
individual clubs distributed them so that each chapter would make sure the children that were
impacted in their service area could have an opportunity to receive a gift during this chaotic
situation. Even though the Sanibel Captiva Lions cannot meet at our beloved Community
House, our home for over 50 years, and could not do our Christmas Tree sales this year, it is
important that the community know we are still here, and we are still ready to serve those in

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club has been serving the Sanibel and Captiva Communities for over
50 years. While the Lions Club is most known for their effort to eliminate preventable
blindness, the club serves citizens of the Islands and greater Southwest Florida in a variety of
ways. The local club is part of Lions Club International, the largest service organization in the
world with over 1.4 million members in chapters in over 200 countries.
For more information on the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club or to arrange a visit please contact
Membership Chair Lion Steven Schulz at PO Box 391, Sanibel, FL 33957, or 239-233-6261, or
visit our website at