The Hingurakgoda Ladies Lions Club in Sri Lanka recently organized a project in which they helped local children in need. The Lions donated toys and clothes, provided a medical checkup, provided food and planted a vegetable garden with them.
Lions serve everywhere – helping people in need all around the world. Lions services for children provide the food, health care and education needed to give children everywhere better hope for the future.
What are some of the needs of children in your community?
The Lions Club of Delhi Pitampura South in India recently organized a Reading Action Program project for children. Lions provided lessons and books to improve the students’ reading, English and math skills. Watch the video above to watch the Lions in action and see how they are changing children’s lives.
What educational services for children does your Lions club provide?
People considering joining their local Lions club often ask, “Why should I become a Lion?” Here are just a handful of reasons:
1. Serve the community.
Lions are committed to partnering with local leaders and organizations, identifying the unique needs of their communities and surrounding areas, and planning service projects that address those needs. From community clean-up projects to food drives to fundraisers, Lions help people in need who are close to home. We serve!
2. Make a difference in the world.
A small act like collecting recycled glasses may not seem like much at first, but when those glasses are distributed around the world through Lions sight missions that change lives, you’ll soon discover that Lions are making a big impact. Lions are everywhere: teaching children to read, responding to disaster, fighting measles, providing clean water and so much more.
3. Enjoy a rewarding experience.
There is no greater feeling than making a positive impact on someone’s life. Lions are doing good – for others and for themselves.
4. Make new friends.
Joining a local Lions club is a great way to connect with other people in your community and make new friends. Find a Special Interest club that involves people with the same interests, hobbies and passions. Or consider starting your own club! Serving together can help build relationships that last a lifetime.
5. Learn, grow and share.
Through volunteer work and community service, Lions are learning new things and developing leadership skills every day. Learn how to plan a food drive and feed the hungry. Learn about the risks of diabetes, and share your knowledge with community members to help them lead healthier lifestyles.
6. Grow as a family.
Lions clubs offer opportunities for families to volunteer together. Become a Lion with your spouse, children, grandchildren and siblings, and start spending quality time together while serving the community.
7. Develop young leaders.
By engaging youth, Lions are helping to develop strong leaders for the future. Leo clubs provide youth volunteer opportunities that allow young adults to become involved in community service and begin learning about the impact they can have around the world.
Lions, share this post with your friends and encourage them to make a difference. But first, answer this question: Why did YOU become a Lion?
Photo Credit: Dan Morris
GOOD and University of Phoenix has named Nuview California Lion Cassandra Anne Hammond as one of 20 finalists for the Great American Teach-Off. The program will award two deserving teachers – one from grades K-6 and one from grades 7-12 – with $10,000 classroom grants.
Now through March 17th finalists are competing for public votes to secure their place as one of America’s most innovative teachers. You can watch Cassandra’s video response to a series of questions highlighting her creativity and passion in the classroom, as well as her positive impact on the greater education community. Vote and Video
Cassandra grew up in the small community of Nuevo, Calif., and went back after college to teach. She wants to give back to the very community that has given so much to her. She channels her love of the arts and her determination to make this world a better place into influencing her students to be more compassionate and creative individuals. She uses her passion for books to take her students to different parts of the world, back in time, and puts them into different situations so that they can learn how to build a better world for their future.
Cassandra has supported and helped introduce the arts to her town and its children. Recently, she created the Community Arts Council and will introduce the town’s first Summer Arts Camp.
Cassandra directs the after school Community Theater Group, which puts on two shows a year with an average of 25 middle and high school students involved per show. This theater group is completely free to anyone interested in being part of it. She also helped create the first community “Apricot Festival,” which educates the community about the history of Nuevo, Calif. and showcases local talented children.
Through her dedication to the arts and the children of the community, Cassandra has created a safe haven where students can be themselves and learn to be creative, caring and responsible young men and women.
She hopes to receive the grant money from The Great American Teach-Off to create a mobile project-based learning lab so that her students can use technology to research, create and publish projects across the curriculum.
The Bandra Red Rose Lioness and Lions Clubs in India recently organized a sporting event for local students with Autism and Downs syndrome. About 70 students from seven schools were involved. In the above photo, students and Lions participated in a sack race.
Lions services for children address the needs of kids all over the world, and include educational programs that increase literacy, food drives, vision or hearing screenings and more. Lions are committed to helping children lead happier, healthier lives, so they can develop into strong adults with limitless opportunities.
How does your Lions club help children in need?
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