Kapiti Pakeke Lions Club members assist a variety of local causes including Birthright, Mary Potter Hospice, Foundation of the Blind, Camp Quality, Emergency Medical Service, Life Flight Helicopter Rescue Service, Kapiti Diabetes, Cancer Society, Life Education Trust and so the list goes on. In each of the cases listed above the Club has donated funds raised by activities carried out by members. In addition the Club supports many other organisations by assisting with their fund raising activities.
To obtain the necessary funds to support these organisations the Club has some major fund raising activities, including:
- Build and raffle a playhouse each year
- Run a book fair in association with other local Lions Clubs
- Sell firewood and pine cones
- Sell Lions Christmas cakes
- Run a bowls gala
- Run a Duck Race on the Waikanae river*
- Run raffles
*Depending on tides this event may not be held every year.
The Club is planning on running another playhouse project in 2016
The Kapiti Pakeke Lions Club helps at various street collections for charities not otherwise supported. The Club, together with other local Lions clubs, collects for the Kapiti Food Bank annual appeal.