Improving Vision and Well-Being in Palestine

In the State of Palestine, lack of eye care, often attributed to poverty and restricted access to health services, has caused undue personal and financial hardship. Lions see the hurt this causes their communities and with support from LCIF’s SightFirst program, they are changing that reality. Determined to improve community health and well-being, Lions are […]

Vision

Stopping to Smell the HerbsWhether it is a Lions’ or a Boy Scouts’ meeting, a wedding reception, a picnic for the visually impaired, or a person renting crutches from a medical closet, Five Senses Park in Wheatfield, New York is certainly a community hub. The pavilion is one of many popular amenities at the…more…Straight From […]

Clearing Clouded Vision in Vanuatu

Clerence has battled diabetes since she was a baby. Unable to afford medical care, she developed cataracts which seriously impaired her vision. She lives in the gorgeous archipelago nation of Vanuatu, home to lush rainforests, soft sand beaches, and surrounded by turquoise water; however, the 23-year-old woman could no longer see its beauty. In Clerence’s […]

The World Needs Lions

Changing the world. It’s why the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF)—a global foundation—empowered service through its most ambitious fundraising campaign in its history. June 30, 2022, officially marked the end of Campaign 100: LCIF Empowering Service. Thanks to support from Lions, Leos, partners, and other donor support, Campaign 100 is completed and Lions and Leos […]

Rising

Music is a form of resilience in Anderson, Indiana. Once a hub for twenty now-defunct General Motors plants, the people of Anderson have a shared legacy of tenacity. The city played a pivotal role in the country’s car manufacturing industry, the details of which are documented in The Herald Bulletin book “The Auto Industry of […]

Club News – June 2022

In North Carolina, the Beaufort Lions Club funds Navilens Project for the Blind at the Beaufort NC Maritime Museum. The club donated US$4,200 to the Friends of the NC Maritime Museum to fund the first step towards establishment of “Interactive Experiences” for the blind. This donation will directly fund the installation of a Navilens Navigational/Informational-Transfer […]

Two Decades of Helping the World See Clearly

Five-year-old Breisy struggled to recognize letters and objects at school. Thanks to support from the Sight For Kids program, a program co-founded by the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) and Johnson & Johnson Vision, Breisy enjoys a new pair of glasses and—now—she finally sees clearly. Maria, Breisy’s mother, described her daughter’s free vision screening and […]

Club News – May 2022

In Indiana, the Speedway Lions Club repainted the town’s 488 fire hydrants with a white and checkerboard pattern to help decorate the town and differentiate Speedway from the surrounding communities. A Speedway resident came up with the idea, and a local graphics company provided the creative design and the heat shrink decals — the same decals used on race cars. Each fire hydrant […]

Sow the Seeds of Peace

Dear Lions, I have never had much of a green thumb, but I know the importance of gardening. I know we will reap what we sow. And if we don’t plant the seeds of kindness and love, we will not see the glow of peace. Every year we ask students to show us what peace […]

Club News – April 2022

Boise Bench Lions Liz and Henry Cardinale delivered books, lottery tickets, and clothing to the Idaho Veterans Home in February. The club has been involved with the home for several years doing different service activities such as landscaping, painting a gazebo, and serving dinner.   The Haverhill Lions Club in Massachusetts donated about 1,300 food items […]