In addition to being well-known for sight services around the world, Lions also offer help for the hearing impaired. For example, the Table View Lions Club in South Africa recently provided second hand and reconditioned hearing aids to local deaf children in need.
Lions clubs and Lions hearing foundations collect thousands of hearing aids each year and send them to regional Lions Hearing Aid Recycling Centers. These hearing services enable Lions to provide affordable hearing aids for those with limited financial resources, giving them a better opportunity to lead happy, healthy lives.
How does your Lions club help the hearing impaired in your community?
Access to clean water is essential to life everywhere. The lack of clean water in many areas throughout the world is a serious health issue that leads to millions of deaths each year. Today on World Water Day, we encourage Lions to focus attention on the importance of fresh water and how your club can take action.
In the above video, Lions provide clean water to villages, educate people about hand and face washing, build latrines and more. Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) provided support for each of the local clubs featured in the video. LCIF has approved 124 projects totaling US$3 million in water-related projects including water wells, tanks, latrines, water purification and treatment, irrigation and agriculture support.
Read more stories that show how Lions are addressing the water issue:
The Manila Continental and Centrum Lions Clubs in the Philippines conducted a joint Reading Action Program project. The Lions distributed 50 sets of books, pencils, pads of paper and crayons to 3- to 5-year-old children at a local day care center.
Today’s photo is a submission through the Lions Submit a Photo page. Submit a photo today to share your club’s success stories!
Does your Lions club provide educational services for children?
Has your club thought about organizing a campus Lions club at a local college or university? Consider the following benefits for everyone involved as you begin reaching out to students and schools.
How does your club get young people involved in your community?
Hearing loss can affect children’s educational development, interfering with their ability to communicate and develop valuable skills. Even minimal hearing loss can put children at risk for academic difficulties, so it’s best to identify signs early on. Your Lions club can help by organizing a hearing screening at a local elementary school.
Here are tips for organizing a hearing screening for children:
How does your Lions club help children with hearing impairments in your community?
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