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Sterling Heights Lions Charities Inc

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aka Sterling Heights Lions Club   |   Sterling Heights, MI   |  sterlingheightslionsclub.org

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Mission

We support school projects, Christmas baskets for needy residents, park renovations, birthday parties for abused children, contribute annually to Corwell's Children's Foundation, Penrickton Center for Blind, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Penrickton Center for Blind Children, Madonna University Hearing Fund, Project Kidsight, Eversight, Lions Bear Lake Youth Camp, Leader Dogs for the Blind, Michigan Eye Bank, Red Cross Blood Drives, Susie's Kids, Wigs for Kids, Play Place, and nonprofit collaboration in our communities.

Notes from the nonprofit

We have annual Board nominations and votes per our policies incorporating new ideas and perspectives into our club oversight.

Ruling year info

2000

President

Dr Mary Welsh

Main address

12828 Canal Road

Sterling Heights, MI 48311 USA

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EIN

38-3559232

NTEE code info

Community Service Clubs (Kiwanis, Lions, Jaycees, etc.) (S80)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Eyesight program

We sponsor Leader Dogs for the Blind, Kidsight, Eversight, Gift of Life, Penrickton Center for the Blind, and collect and refurbish eyeglasses for reuse globally.
We also support Juvenile Diabetes and Diabetes Research and Awareness to try to prevent visual impairments.

Population(s) Served

We work to improve the lives of those hearing impaired and challenged. We collect used hearing aids to repurpose for use globally, we assist with hearing assistance where possible, and we offer sponsorship for interpreter students through Madonna University scholarship program.

Population(s) Served

We engage and assist children through our Lions Bear Lake Camp, Kidsight programs, kids with cancer (Health and assistance programs like Kids with Cancer, Wigs for Kids, Susie Q's Kids), kids with diabetes, and kids in shelters and foster care.

Population(s) Served

We support our veterans, veterans families, and programs to assist them. We thank them for their service to our wonderful country.

Population(s) Served

We are dedicated to aiding those in need in our community by supporting various food scarcity and assistance programs. Additionally, we are committed to projects to improve our parks and address environmental concerns in our communities.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Best Of MichBusiness 2023

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of competitions held

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with disabilities, People with diseases and illnesses, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Youth Service program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We provide our soccer field to local autistic group at no charge.

Number of accolades/recognition received from third-party organizations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, People with disabilities, People with diseases and illnesses, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We are listed on Greatnonprofits as Toprated and received the Best of Mich Busnes 2023 Award.

Number of groups brought together in a coalition/alliance/partnership

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, People with disabilities, People with diseases and illnesses, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

New program "Better Toegether" to be held annually which promotes collaboration of local nonprofits, nonprofit support groups, chambers, and funders to share programs and ways to work together better.

Number of attendees present at rallies/events

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, People with disabilities, People with diseases and illnesses, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Membership and reach into the community has increased significantly

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, People with disabilities, People with diseases and illnesses

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Membership has increased significantly

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, People with disabilities, People with diseases and illnesses, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have expanded our membership and thus our reach into the community.

Total number of organization members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, People with disabilities, People with diseases and illnesses, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

membership has increased significantly

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our gourp works with sight and hearing-challenged individuals, adults, and youth. We focus on activities to better their lives through our sight and hearing programs, youth-based programs, food scarcity and environmental programs, and support of our veteran community.

We conduct membership drives to increase or maintain our levels of commitment to the community allowing us to expand our program offerings to help more adults and children in our designated programs and expand our collaboration efforts to expand our community impact through collaboration alliances.

We have been successful in increasing our membership, diversity, and fundraising capacity to meet our goals and improve our collaboration alliances.

We are expanding our alliances with other nonprofits and service agencies. We have incorporated annual meetings and events to continue to foster such engagement.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Sterling Heights Lions Charities Inc

Board of directors
as of 04/20/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr Mary Welsh

Sterling Heights Lions Club

Term: 2022 - 2024

Chuck McAllister

Joe Croke

Dawn DeClark

Joseph Welsh

Bob McAllister

Eileen Maciasz

Frank Singer

Jim Oak

Sue Joye

Depesh Bhalsod

Gary Ciolek

John Bingham

Ken Sharp

Pat Meadows

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/19/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/19/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.