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Lions Club International
Lions Club International “Lions” are changing the world one community at a time, by addressing needs at home and around the globe.
We are 1.4 million men and women who believe that kindness matters. And when we work together, we can achieve bigger goals.
Where There’s a NEED, There’s a LION
Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller. And communities get better. That’s because we help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy.
The World’s Largest Service Club Organization
Our 46,000 clubs and 1.4+ million members make us the world’s largest service club organization. We’re also one of the most effective. Our members do whatever is needed to help their local communities. Everywhere we work, we make friends. With children who need eyeglasses, with seniors who don’t have enough to eat, and with people we may never meet.
The areas we touch, as Lions, serve far beyond our own communities, but it all starts locally where we take on different causes (each club decides which causes they participate in):
Diabetes, Environment, Hunger Relief, Pediatric Cancer,
Vision, and Local Community Support.
Lions are confronting this global health emergency by raising awareness of diabetes through Strides events, expanding access to care through screening and treatment programs, and improving quality of life through diabetes camps and community recreational programs.
Lions are meeting environmental challenges at the local and global level by planting trees, organizing recycling programs, providing clean drinking water and cleaning up communities to help preserve our environment for generations to come.
Our local lions perform cleanup in city parks, public areas, as well as roadside cleanup. We know that keeping our environment clean is essential to our community’s health, and we are happy to take care of the very place we live!
My husband performing some cleanup after a storm.
Lions distribute food to school children, stock food banks, create sustainable community gardens and lead community food drives to fight hunger where they live and work.
We have many Lions who participate in a monthly food bank, taking hours out of their day once a month to distribute food and make sure those in need in our community have enough to eat.
Lions are answering the call to expand access to life-saving treatment and support the children and families who need us most. We are working to give children with cancer a second chance at life.
One of the many ways Lions helps serve communities is by saving sight. Since Helen Keller challenged Lions to become “Knights of the Blind” in 1925, we have improved eye health and eye care for hundreds of millions of people around the world.
Today, 80% of vision impairments are preventable or curable, so our service is more important than ever before.
Lions screen vision, educate our communities, build clinics and support the blind and visually impaired through assistive technology and vocational training programs.
In my own community, we do vision screenings at our local public school once every year and we collect old and broken eyeglasses that can be repurposed for use by others. This is a free service staffed fully by volunteers.
Local Community Support
One of the best things we get to do as members of the Lions Club is to help our own local community. From donating money to help build a new library, to giving scholarships to local students and replacing the scoreboard at the high school, local causes can sometimes mean the most to the people around you.
Our local Lions Club treasurer presented our town library with $5000 towards a new addition to the library.
My role in our Lions Club is to maintain the website and Facebook page, serve as official photographer, as well as volunteer hours staffing the children’s activities during our annual fundraiser event.
I love taking part and volunteering my hours knowing that all the money raised during this important fundraising event will go directly back into our community.
I help organize and supervise activities during our annual Norwalk Lions Club Tractor Pull.
I also help plan the annual parade to kick off the fundraising event!
Many of the hours served by Lions are those we’ve happily dedicated our time and energy to, all for a good cause and a better community. Many times we don’t even realize how many hours we’ve put in on what can often be a thankless activity.
How many hours did I clock in volunteering for the Lions Club? Well, I can check my clocked hours on the Reward Volunteer website!
About Reward Volunteers
Volunteers Earn Rewards
Reward Volunteers is a volunteer management system site where you record your volunteer hours and then you can earn cash and prizes for you and the organization you serve!
Want to find someplace to volunteer? For those wanting to find ways to give back, Reward Volunteers also provides information on volunteering opportunities in your area.
Organizations Benefit Too
My favorite part about Reward Volunteers is that organizations also benefit when they register to be a Reward Volunteers organization and their volunteers log their hours.
So, what are you waiting for? Join Reward Volunteers and help out your organization today!