Lions Clubs International
Dec
25

Palmer’s Blog: Happy Holidays!

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As 2013 comes to a close, I’d like to take this time to reflect on the many ways in which Lions have made a real impact this year. When I came into office as Lions International President in July, I challenged Lions everywhere to follow their dreams. And how Lions have embraced that challenge through programs such as the Global Service Action Campaigns, the Reading Action Program, tree planting projects, as well as member recruitment that helps Lions clubs grow. In November, Lions from around the world came together in response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines — helping LCIF surpass US$1 million for disaster relief efforts. Lions have truly spent this year working hard to achieve their dreams and serve communities worldwide.

Lions, I applaud your service and wish you a very merry holiday and happy new year. Here’s to a bright 2014 that makes all your dreams come true!

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Dec
24

Video: LCIF Is Your Foundation

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Since it first began in 1968, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has supported Lions in their efforts to make a global impact — whether through disaster relief, sight projects, health services, youth outreach and so much more.

Watch the video above to learn how LCIF and Lions are making a difference in people’s lives every day.

Make a donation to LCIF this holiday season, and help make someone’s future brighter.

 

Donate to LCIF

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Dec
23

Video: Relieving Hunger in South Africa

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As December and January’s Relieving the Hunger Global Service Action campaign continues, we’re sharing another video from our Lions Quarterly (LQ) archives. The video above features Lions in South Africa who collect, sort and distribute food to local communities in need.

Depending on where Lions are located, Lions feeding projects include a wide range of activities:

  • Distributing holiday food baskets
  • Volunteering at food pantries
  • Feeding school children or children in orphanages
  • Organizing soup kitchens for adults and children who are homeless
  • Starting community food gardens

Recent Webinars with partner organizations The Global FoodBank Network and Feeding America and FoodBank Australia and FoodBank Western Australia can help you plan your Relieving the Hunger project:

  • Webinar recording for Lions in Europe, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Singapore and South Africa (Global FoodBanking Network)
  • Webinar recording for Lions in Australia and United States  (FoodBank Australia, FoodBank Western Australia and Feeding America)

How does your Lions club feed the community?

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Lions Clubs International
Dec
20

Lions in the Headlines

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Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities.
  • NEW ZEALAND: The Bethlehem Te Puna Lions Clubs raised the money for a special gift to the local Women’s Refuge.
  • MICHIGAN, USA: Garden City Lions Club inspires local teen to help with eyeglass recycling efforts.
  • UNITED KINGDOM: Brave swimmers get ready for the annual Lions Christmas Day plunge.
  • AUSTRALIA: Lions coordinating fundraising efforts to help young boys injured in fire.
  • ILLINOIS, USA: Sandwich Lions Christmas tradition began with one man’s generosity.
Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story!

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Lions Clubs International
Dec
19

#DonateAPhoto for the Holidays

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The Donate a Photo campaign is still going strong! Lions, Leos and friends can continue supporting Sight for Kids through the Johnson & Johnson Donate a Photo app* until January 31, 2014. It’s an easy way to give this holiday season — simply download the app and submit a photo of your holiday celebration, your winter wonderland, your favorite Lions project, your eyes, your pet, your kids, your lunch … anything!

You can donate one photo per day, and for every photo donated, Johnson and Johnson will donate $1 to Sight for Kids. That means when you donate a photo, you’re helping a child in need receive an eye exam! Read more details and guidelines about Donate a Photo here.

Last week, we reached 10,000 donated photos! Help us reach our goal of 30,000 by the end of January!

*The Donate a Photo app is available in the United States only. No matter where you live, be sure to get the word out about Lions Sight for Kids program and the importance of eye exams for our children. Photos shared are not used for commercial purposes.

Disclosure: You can donate a photo to one cause, once a day. For every photo donated to Sight for Kids, Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. will donate $1 to that cause. You can donate photos to Sight for Kids until Janaury 31, 2014 or until it reaches its goal of $30,000, whichever comes first. Sight for Kids will receive a minimum of $15,000.

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Videos

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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LQ: Lions-Supported Milk Bank Saves Lives

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The projects your clubs coordinate are as diverse as the 1.35 million Lions around the world. When we traveled to Uruguay to capture this episode of LQ, we…

LQ: Lions Improve the Lives of Children with Autism

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

One of the exciting aspects of being a member of a Lions club is that you can help your club decide how to improve your community. In Penang, Malaysia,…

LQ: Lions in India Foster the Kids of Prisoners

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Our clubs fill the needs of communities around the world, ranging from providing training to at-risk teens to securing access to clean water. In India, Lions work to ensure…