The Tewksbury Lions Club was chartered on November 14, 1954, although we have a reputation as a fun club, we are also a very hard working club, having raised over $400,000 for eye research. In addition, we have contributed many thousands of dollars to other charities and deserving functions. One of our major fundraisers each year is the Annual Golf Tournament. We also raise considerable amounts by way of our March Madness campaign, canister drive, and other fundraisers.
The Town of Tewksbury has a very special relationship with Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan. Anne Sullivan spent much of her time at the State Hospital here in town where she gained experience later expended on Helen Keller.
The Lions Club In Tewksbury MA
In the center of our town on the grounds of the Town Hall, there is a statue honoring Anne Sullivan and Helen Keller. There is a building on the hospital campus named after Anne Sullivan.
You see the joy in people’s hearts and they say thank you, and the smile of a child. It’s all those things that make you realize you’ve done something for your community.