Build a Strong Foundation for a Strong Future

Hello, Lions!

Gudrun Yngvadottir

When building a home, the most important first step is to have a strong foundation that can support the rooms, furniture, and lives that will rest upon it.

In serving, it’s equally important to have a solid foundation to support the work we do.

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is that support. It enables Lions to do work that would otherwise be out of reach.

But without the contributions of Lions and friends, LCIF would not be strong enough to support all the work that needs to be done. It would not be able to help fund the water pipes being installed in Malawi or the gender-equity programs for young people in India. It wouldn’t have been able to send emergency aid to the people of California when devastating fires ripped through their town, destroying everything.

Right now, these places may seem far away from your town and the needs of your community. You may be focused on the local homeless shelter that needs food or the high school in desperate need of a new gymnasium. And maybe right now your club can raise the funds for those efforts. But one day your community may need help from LCIF.

And LCIF will be there for your community. But only because millions of Lions around the world recognized that your town is just as important as theirs. They said, “I will help, no matter where the need.” And that is how we support one another. That is how we make this a world of interconnected communities. A world of Lions.

That is why it is more important now—when so many challenges face our global community—that Lions recognize and contribute to the work LCIF empowers.

After all, it could be our community that needs it next.


Gudrun Yngvadottir

International President, Lions Clubs International

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