What Do Lions Do?
Community Services & Fun Events!
Lions raise funds and give their time freely to assist the less fortunate. Some Lions Club activities you may already be aware of going on in your community:
Since 1925 when Helen Keller challenged the Lions to take up the cause of the visually impaired by becoming "Knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness," service to the blind has been one of Lionism's most significant activities. Recently this crusade has resulted in Lions Clubs throughout the world sponsoring Journeys for Sight in their communities. Participants work, jog, run and bicycle to raise funds for countless sights-related projects.
The Lions-Quest Skills for Adolescence program is teaching junior high school students to handle peer pressure and face the challenges of adolescence in a positive, healthy way.
Each summer young diabetes victims have the opportunity to spend time together at Lions-sponsored camps. The campers learn to independently manage their disease in a nurturing recreational atmosphere with peers and professionals who understand their problems.
Lions also sponsor camp sessions for the blind, deaf and other physically disabled youngsters. For more than 25-years, Lions International Youth Exchange has involved hundreds of thousands of Lions, host families and young people in cultural visits bringing together young and old alike from distant lands, established enduring friendships and promoted international tolerance and understanding.