More than 450 people turned out for the Eden Prairie Lions Club’s annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, April 24, at True Friends Camp Eden Wood Center.
Along with the pancake breakfast, the Lions Club raises money for local causes and organizations through Schooner Days in June, the July 4 beer trailer, and the Corn Feed in August.
All profits made during Lions Club fundraisers are donated.
Since July 1, 2019, the club has donated $75,100 for public safety, scholarships, social and community services, vision, hearing, diabetes and other foundations, and animal rescue and nature centers. (That does not include the money raised at Sunday’s Pancake Breakfast.)
That includes $15,000 to True Friends Camp Eden Wood, $10,000 to The Friendship Project (single parent support and education), $8,500 to the Eden Prairie Fire Department for airway management/CPR training mannequins, $6,000 in scholarships to Eden Prairie residents, $6,000 to the Eden Prairie Crime Prevention Fund for a trained K-9 dog, and $3,400 to The PROP Shop.