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FrederICKSburg Host Lions Club
We believe everyone deserves a healthy life. From providing health programs that focus on hearing loss to supporting efforts to control and prevent diabetes, Fredericksburg Host Lions volunteers are working to improve the health of children and adults in our area.
How We Serve
We want everyone to see a better tomorrow. That's why we provide sight and hearing events and services which include vision screenings, eye banks and eyeglass recycling. We focus on providing eye care services to those who might be at risk of losing their sight. And raise donations to help those in need in our community.
More Volunteers Doing More Community Work than many other
Service Club Organizations
The Bailey Family, Serving the City of Fredericksburg
Bill Bailey said he comes from such a close family that when "one of us gets a cold, the other ones start coughing His family includes his wife, Gladys, their two children and two grandchildren. He was the seventh of eight children born to James and Alma Bailey, who lived in the small town of Boston on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. He credits his mother with instilling a love of learning and helping others. Every morning, when she'd walk into the rooms to wake up her children, she would recite: "lf I can help someone along the way, my living has not been in vain." Most of his seven siblings settled in the Fredericksburg area. The oldest, Weldon Bailey, died last year after running a funeral home and serving on the Fredericksburg City Council. All four sisters Sylvia Johnson, Marguerlte Young, Shirley Bailey and Florence Bailey-worked in education as did his brother, James, who was the assistant principal at James Monroe High School. Another brother, Eugene, retired a Navy captain. Bill Bailey has continued to stress the importance of education, just as his parents did. Since 2002, he worked with others in the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity to raise money for scholarships. He's helped bring more than $7 million to his alma mater, Virginia State University.' The Baileys have two family scholarships, and Bill Bailey has done everything from secure the largest gift in the universitys history-$1.5 million from the Reginald Lewis Foundation-to serving as a trustee on the foundation board. "He is among the most active, if not the most active, supporters of the university in terms of fundraising activities," said Robert Turner Jr., executive director of the Vrginia State University Foundation. "The university and its students have benefited tremendously from his efforts."