Between the months of December and January, we are encouraging Lions to get involved and help relieve world hunger through participation in the Relieving the Hunger Global Service Action Campaign. We encourage Lions to not only plan hunger relief projects during these months, but throughout the year.
Learn the best ways of working with our partners, Feeding America and Global Foodbanking Network, and local partners such as food pantries, soup kitchens, restaurants, schools, senior centers and more.
Check out our webinar, “Working Together to Relieve Hunger” for ideas, stories and best practices for working with our food banking partners to relieve hunger.
During these months we will highlight hunger projects such as:
Lions worldwide are working towards serving 100 million people by 2017 through their participation in the Centennial Service Challenge with projects that focus on youth, vision, the environment and hunger. Our goal is to benefit 25 million people through hunger relief, with a special goal of serving 10 million with ongoing food assistance. Report your club’s activities to MyLCI, and don’t forget to share photos of your project on social media sites with the hashtag #LIONS100.
How will your club relieve the hunger?
Get ready! International Leo Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide to commemorate the first Leo club chartered on December 5th, 1957. What started as a single club in Pennsylvania has grown to approximately 6,500 Leo clubs around the globe. It’s no surprise that our Leos are making an extraordinary impact in their communities through their service.
Leo Clubs are a great way for the youth of the world to develop leadership skills, work as a team, and make friends all while serving their community. So far this year, Leos have reported more than 5,000 service activities. Leos are our future!
Check out the Leo Club Program Facebook page to see how Leos all over the globe are making an impact in their local, national and international community. You can follow the International Leo Day celebration by searching #LeoDay on social media sites. Be sure to visit the Leo Zone on our website for information about sponsoring a Leo club, news and events, resources and more.
How will you be celebrating International Leo Day?
Have you ever wondered how Lions Clubs International Foundation can help Lions change lives around the world and at home? Experience the impact of LCIF at this year’s ISAAME Forum from December 4 through December 7 in Port Louis, Republic of Mauritius.
LCIF will have staff on hand who can answer questions regarding grant programs, the application process, and donations, as well as provide informational materials. Be sure to ask about the Lions Measles Initiative!
This year, there are several informational sessions regarding LCIF:
→ On Thursday, December 4, there will be an LCIF Coordinators meeting in the Westin Hotel from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
→On Saturday, December 6, LCIF Chairperson Barry Palmer will present “LCIF: Impacting ISAAME” in the SVICC Swan Room, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Forums provide for an exchange of information and ideas surrounding service activities and Lions’ projects while promoting the principles and objectives of Lions Clubs International and LCIF. All Lions in the constitutional area in which the forum is held are invited to participate.
You can read about LCIF’s activities at the FOLAC Forum in the upcoming weeks.
During the first week in December we celebrate “Lions Eye Bank Week.” This provides Lions with the opportunity to promote the services provided by Lions eye banks. Eye banks retrieve and provide eye tissue for sight saving surgeries, such as corneal transplants, research and education. During this week, clubs are encouraged to tour their local eye bank, host or assist with an eye bank open house, organize a donor awareness event and more.
Through their support of eye banking, Lions are participating in the Centennial Service Challenge to meet our challenge of serving 25 million associated with sight. Help us reach our goal of serving 100 million by reporting your activities to MyLCI.
How will your club celebrate Lions Eye Bank Week?
Thanks to the efforts of Lions and LCIF, millions have received the gift of sight. This #GivingTuesday (Dec. 2), give the gift of sight.
Thank you for your support!
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