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Lions Care Project in Toronto

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The Lions International Convention is just around the corner! On July 4-8, Lions from around the world will come together in Toronto, Canada, to meet with friends, attend shows and seminars, and explore the beautiful city. And of course, because Lions are always helping others wherever they go, there will also be an opportunity to give back to the host city through the Lions Care project.

The Lions Care 2014 project will benefit the YWCA Toronto, which provides shelter for women and children. Convention attendees can donate toiletries, public transportation tokens and gift cards. There will be a designated area in the exhibit hall where Lions can make donations.

Are you going to the convention this year? Tell us what you’re most excited about!

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Video: Lions Donate Books to Library

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Since the Reading Action Program launched nearly two years ago, Lions around the world have embraced projects that help to improve global literacy rates. Something as simple as donating books to a local library can have a huge impact on the lives of children and adults. The video above features members of the Vieux Fort Lions Club, who recently worked with St. Lucians living in England to provide books to the Vieux Fort Library.

How has your Lions club addressed literacy concerns in your community?

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Lions in Australia Plant Trees

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Today’s featured photo was submitted by the Jesmond Lions Club in Australia, who have been planting trees at the Pambalong Nature Reserve near Newcastle for three years. During that time, the Lions planted over 2,000 trees! See more photos of the Jesmond Lions Club’s tree planting project on the club’s Facebook page.

Such a simple project can make a huge impact on the environment, and it’s a great way to involve family, friends and children in hands-on service that directly benefits the community. Get started by downloading our Lions Tree Planting Planning Guide!

How does your Lions club protect and preserve the environment?


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Lions in the Headlines

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Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities. – See more at:

Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities.

  • AUSTRALIA: Canberra Lions unveil 70-bed lodge to support youth programs.
  • INDIANA, USA: Pierceton Lions Club donates books to school as a part of the Lions Reading Action Program to improve global literacy.
  • OKLAHOMA, USA: Lions provide long-term disaster relief by helping schools rebuild after 2013 tornado.
  • INDIA: Lions Club of Hubli Pariwar organize a camp to distribute artificial limbs to 100 persons for free.
  • NEW ZEALAND: Richmond and Nelson Host Lions Clubs host men’s health seminar.

Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story!

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2014 Environmental Photo Contest Finalists

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Each year, the Lions Environmental Photo Contest gives the Lions the opportunity to portray — through the lens of a camera — their commitment to protecting and preserving the earth’s natural beauty. The 2014 finalist photos are now on the LCI Pinterest page.

This year’s categories include:

  • Animal life
  • Plant life
  • Urban or natural landscape
  • Weather phenomenon
  • Special theme: A dream for a healthy environment – Seeing the beauty and value of our natural environment for today and tomorrow.

Lions can vote for their favorite photos at the 2014 International Convention in Toronto, July 4-8. Winners will be announced at convention and displayed on the LCI website, and the winning photographers will receive a special award.

How does your Lions club show your commitment to the environment?

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Lions in Action: Farm to School Garden

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Home and community gardens have been increasing in popularity, as people become more aware of the benefits of local organic produce and the importance of eating healthy. Lions…

Be a Lion: Help Children Read

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Why become a Lion? Lions’ volunteer work serves communities all over the world, providing food, health care, environmental awareness, disaster relief and so much more. As a part…

Video: Reading Action Program in India

Monday, March 18, 2013

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,…

Video: The Lion Dance, Gangnam-Style

Thursday, March 14, 2013

In February, Lions everywhere took a short break from their regular community volunteer work to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Watch the above video to see how the…