We are ordinary folk with an aim of helping those less fortunate than ourselves within our community and Globally! Simply put "Ordinary People - Amazing Things!"
To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organisation with 1.35 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in 208 countries and geographical areas.
Lions are men and women who volunteer their time for humanitarian causes. Founded in 1917 by Melvin Jones, our motto is "We Serve."
More Volunteers in More Places than Any Other Service Club Organization
When it comes to meeting challenges, our response is simple: We serve. In 208 countries and geographical areas, in hospitals and senior centers, in regions battered by natural disaster, in schools and in eyeglass recycling centers, Lions are at work, helping, leading, planning and supporting. Because we're local, we can serve the unique needs of the communities we live in. And because we're global, we can address challenges that go beyond borders.
We want everyone to see a better tomorrow. That's why we support sight programs and services including vision screenings, eye banks and eyeglass recycling. Provide eye care services to those at risk of losing their sight. And raise donations through campaigns like SightFirst and Campaign SightFirst II.
We believe everyone deserves a healthy life. From providing health programs that focus on hearing loss to supporting efforts to control and prevent diabetes, we're working to improve the health of children and adults around the world.
We empower the next generation. Whether it's providing volunteer and leadership experiences in a Leo club or sharing a message of peace through our Peace Poster contest, our youth programs invest in the future by reaching out to young people.
We serve local communities - and protect the planet. From performing hands-on service projects to providing emergency assistance, our community and environment programs improve our communities - and protect the environment.