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

Lost, Broken, Left behindIt was last summer when thousands of people in Afghanistan left their possessions behind to frantically board planes for safe haven in the U.S. During the chaos of their departure, many prescription eyeglasses were among those small but vital items that were left behind.more…Stopping to Smell the HerbsWhether it is a Lions’ […]

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 […]

Club News – August 2022

When Aurora rescue mission Wayside Cross Ministries asked the public to donate bottled water, Aurora Noon Lions Club in Illinois responded with 1,800 bottles. The water is needed during the hot summer at Wayside Cross Ministries’ Master’s Touch Men’s Recovery Center, Lifespring for women and children, street outreach through the Elgin Wayside Center, and the Aurora […]

A New Frontier

That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for vision. In early February, 2022, a team of researchers successfully implanted a first-of-its-kind artificial vision system into the brain of a blind volunteer. The Intracortical Visual Prosthesis (ICVP) bypasses the retina and optic nerves and connects directly with the visual cortex, creating the potential for […]

Catching Frogs

An hour or so after arriving at summer camp, seven-year-old Brian* is in tears. Spotting Kathy, Brian launches himself into her arms, repeating, between choked sobs, “I want to go home.” Kathy has a son named Brian, but he isn’t the blond little boy who has wrapped his arms around her – he is the […]

Lions Clubs International Honors Dr. Helena Ndume with Humanitarian Award

For her dedication to humanitarian service and medical contributions to the world, Dr. Helena Ndume, Chief of Ophthalmology at Windhoek Central Hospital in Namibia, and partner with SEE International, was presented with the 2022 Lions Humanitarian Award during the 104th Lions Clubs International Convention in Montreal, CA, on June 28, 2022. Forced to flee her […]

Lions Get in on Octopi Action to Help Preemies Grow

Armed with crochet hooks and boundless enthusiasm, members of a Lions club in Israel are creating colorful stuffed octopi to help premature babies thrive. Research shows that nestling the crocheted sea animals in isolettes can provide benefits for preemies, which is why members of Almog KIryat Ono Lions Club started making the eight-legged octopi in […]

Club News – July 2022

In Connecticut, the Terryville Leo Club members from Eli Terry Junior Middle School placed flags on the graves of veterans at Hillside Cemetery in honor of Memorial Day. The Fargo Lions Club in North Dakota gifted “The Spirit of the Sandbagger” monument to the City of Fargo in honor of the club’s 100th anniversary. The […]

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 […]