Updated: Jun 17, 2021
Are you able to pack your lunch or brew coffee at home for a day or week and help bring this valuable resource to Norfolk? ALL donations will help, even the smallest contribution goes a long way.
A community resource dog (CRD) will be a valuable addition to our community. The dog would be assigned to Norfolk School Resource Officer Joe Choiniere to be utilized within Norfolk Public Schools and the community. The CRD will help Norfolk Police de-escalate situations involving youth and adults who have mental health issues, anxiety, depression, substance abuse or in crisis.
These specialized trained dogs come from Golden Opportunities for Independence (GOFI) located in Walpole. The initial cost of the dog is around $20,000.
The Norfolk District Attorney's Office has already pledged $5000 to Norfolk's community resource dog program & the Norfolk Lions have pledged $2500. Many in the community have already donated but we can not do this without you!
Donations to the Norfolk Lions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. The Norfolk Lions Club is recognized by the IRS as a nonprofit 501c3 charitable organization.
All funds not used for the initial purchase and training of the CRD will be used towards the continual care costs of the dog, such as food and veterinarian appointments.
Updated: Apr 21, 2020
The Norfolk Lions regretfully announce that the 2020 Community Day Event is being cancelled. Due to the Corona Virus outbreak the Norfolk MA Lions decided that it is important to follow the lead of State and Federal officials. Cancelling the event now is the safe and prudent choice for doing what is best for our community. We plan to continue our annual community day tradition next year, June 2021. Please contact the Norfolk Lions through our website or Facebook page should you have any questions. Kind Regards, The Norfolk MA Lions Club