By the Numbers – April 2019

“We want to make sure there is not one day that children go to sleep with hunger, and not one day that children go to school with an empty stomach.”—Past District Governor Ruth Chua, president of the Manila Amity Lions Club, in the Philippines.

“With a child in a wheelchair, the other children will say hi to them, maybe, but they don’t play with them very much. But when they ride this cycle, every kid down the block comes to see what it is, and they’ve got new friends.”— Joe Tarver, of the Lubbock (Texas) Lions Club on the impact of the three-wheeled bikes he makes.

“I thought ‘Oh, my God,’ and there she was smiling.”—Susan Matroni, on the reaction from her mother to a gift from Lions.