Old growth trees, lush undergrowth. and big chunks of rock embrace this part of the trail.

       Edmonds Lions Club

               Edmonds, Washington

                                Old growth trees cast dappled shade over this peaceful stretch of the trail.



The Edmonds Lions Club's first flag day, scheduled for Martin Luther King day in January of 1990, almost didn't happen. 

Flags were ordered but had not yet arrived. Fortunately, Lions member and Past-President, Jack Hacket, worked at Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery and was able to borrow  90 Veterans Day flags on hand to tide the Club over until the flag shipment arrived. It was an interesting assortment of flags. Some were quite old, and the number of stars on those flags represented by-gone eras. The Club now posts over 300 flags throughout Edmonds on designated holidays.

Like the flag displays on holidays? Sign up your business by contacting us through our website. One flag is $40 per year; multiple flag discount. One hundred percent of the proceeds support our nonprofit programs that are rendered at no cost to the recipients.  

flags back in the storage
loading the flags into the truck
truck loaded with flags
posting the flags in downtown Edmonds

        Flags in Storage 

    Loading the Truck

            Moving Out

         Posting the Flags

Flag crew of ten pose for a photo e flags they posted are in the background

                    Flag Days

January: Martin Luther King Day  

February: Presidents' Day

May: Memorial Day

June: Flag Day

July: 4th of July

September: Labor Day

October: Columbus Day

November: Veterans Day

November: Election Day

                                A Job Well Done

Sight and Hearing

Glasses and hearing aids are available at no cost for qualifying     low income children and adults. Please contact us for information.

Recycle Used Glasses and Hearing Aids


Your used eyeglasses and hearing aids will be refurbished and distributed to qualifying low income children and adults. You may donate your glasses and hearing aids by depositing them in collection boxes bearing the logo to the right. Collection boxes may be found at the following locations:

Lions Recycle for Sight logo: glasses with world globe in one lens, Lions emblem

Alderwood Optical                                     

18411 Alderwood Mall Parkway Suite A

Lynnwood WA 98037

America's Best

3333 184th St SW, Alderwood Mall

Lynnwood, WA 98037


Edmonds Vision Center

201 5th Avenue South Suite 102

Edmonds WA 98020


Eye Clinic of Edmonds

21911 76th Ave West Suite 102

Edmonds WA 98026

Kay's Optical

23020 Edmonds Way Suite 114

Edmonds WA 

Lens Crafters

7315 212th St SW Suite 106

Alderwood Mall

Lynnwood WA 98037

Lynnwood Fred Meyer

4615 196th St SW Suite 175

Lynnwood WA 98036

Lynnwood Library

19200 44th Ave West

Lynnwood WA 98036

Northwest Church

19820 Scriber Lake Rd #1

Lynnwood WA 98036


Dr. Samuel Seto

21911 76th Ave West Suite 101

Edmonds WA 98026

Sherman Optical

21616 76th Avenue West Suite106

Edmonds WA 98026

Shoreline Fire Station

17525 Aurora Ave North (Highway 99)

Shoreline WA 98133

South County Senior Center

220 Railroad Avenue

Edmonds WA 98020

Dr. Steven Swedburg

21827 76th Ave West

Edmonds WA 98026

The Family Vision Center

21005 44th Ave West

Mountlake Terrace WA 98043

United Methodist Church

828 Caspers Street  (library)

Edmonds WA 98020

White Cane Day

The Northwest Lions Foundation, head-quartered in Seattle, Washington, hosts an annual October fundraiser to support its three major projects: a mobile health screening van; patient care grants for sight related medical procedures; and project support grants that help support community vision programs. Donors receive a White Cane Day lapel pin.

miniature white cane lapel pin to donors.

Health Screening Van

health screening unit

The Lions Sight and Hearing Health Screening van is a 62 foot long, medically equipped vehicle that provides free health screening at schools, fairs, and other public events. The screenings include diabetes, glaucoma, high blood pressure, and sight and hearing loss. The van's schedule brings it to the Edmonds area during October.   

Food Bank Raffle

Our popular annual raffle to benefit the Edmonds Food Bank was cancelled this year, 2021, because of the COVID virus. Smaller less crowded events to help the Food Bank were held throughout the year.


Food Bank fundraiser in front of grocery store
two Lions give Foodbank check to Foodbank director

              Raising Funds for the Foodbank 

Presenting a Check to the Foodbank Director 

Book Giveaways 

The Edmonds Lions Club hosts free book giveaways at schools and various community events in the area. Books for all ages are donated by the Edmonds Bookstore, the Never Ending Book Store, and the Edmonds Thrift shop. Additional books for children are donated by the Lions Giving Library.

assortment of favorite children's books at free book giveaway event


Clothes for Kids, a nonprofit organization, provides quality used clothing for needy children from infancy through high school. Participating children must provide a statement from their school confirming their qualification.


The Edmonds Lions Club obtains used clothes from the Edmonds Thrift Store and other donors. Volunteers sort through the donated items and deliver up to 23 bags of clothes and shoes to Clothes for Kids every week.

Clothes for Kids logo

Clothes for Kids website is