Lions  meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because  they share a core  belief - to serve their community.

 Lions  have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness, but we  also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects - including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding  seniors and the disabled.

 Lions  give sight. By  conducting vision screenings, equipping hospitals and clinics,  distributing medicine and raising awareness of eye disease, Lions  work toward their mission of providing vision for all. We have  extended our commitment to sight conservation through countless local  efforts and through our international SightFirst  Program,  which works to eradicate blindness.

 Lions  serve youth. Our  community projects often support  local children and schools through scholarships, recreation and mentoring. Internationally, we  offer many programs, including the Peace Poster Contest, Youth Camps  and Exchange and Lions Quest.

  Our Leo  Program provides the youth of the world with an opportunity for personal  development through volunteering. There are approximately 144,000  Leos and 5,700 Leo clubs in more than 140 countries worldwide.

 Lions  award grants. Since 1968, the Lions  Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has awarded more than US$700 million in grants to support Lions  humanitarian projects around the world. LCIF was also  ranked the number one nongovernmental organization in a 2007 study by The  Financial Times.

 Lions  help during disasters. Together,  our Foundation and Lions are helping communities following natural  disasters by providing for immediate needs such as food, water,  clothing and medical supplies – and aiding in long-term  reconstruction.

 Lions  are active. Our motto is "We Serve." Lions are part of a global service  network, doing whatever is necessary to help our local communities.

For  more about Lions Clubs, go to www.lionsclubs.org 



Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.