Lions Take a Stand Against Measles

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There remains much work in the fight against measles, but Lions have the power to help eliminate the disease. By contributing to LCIF, Lions are helping children in all countries where measles remains a heavy public health burden. Lions’ donations are combined with all donations to the Measles Initiative in order to have a greater impact around the world.

View this video to see how Lions are taking a stand against measles.


LCIF Awards Disaster Relief Grants, June 2015

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When natural disasters strike, Lions are there to offer help and support. In times of need, Lions are able to rely on disaster relief grants and funds from Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF). Emergency grants provide up to US$10,000 for districts impacted by a natural disaster that has affected at least 100 people, including tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and tsunamis.

In June 2015, LCIF awarded 13 emergency and disaster relief grants totaling US$115,000. These grants are addressing immediate needs in:

Japan, District 337-D
$10,000 for volcano relief

Nebraska, USA, District 38-I
$5,000 for tornado relief

Arkansas, USA, District 7-N
$10,000 for flood relief

Rep of Ghana, District 403-A2
$10,000 for flood relief

Wyoming, USA, District 15
$10,000 for flood relief

Alaska, USA, District 49-A
$10,000 for wildfire relief

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$10,000 for flood relief

Brazil, District LD-3
$10,000 for flood relief

Mexico, District B-2
$5,000 for flood relief

Malaysia, District 308-A2
$10,000 for earthquake relief

India, District 323-J
$10,000 for flood relief

Illinois, USA, District 1-BK
$10,000 for tornado relief

Bangladesh, District 5-B4
$5,000 for flood relief

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Lions and Kids Donate Sleeping Bags

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Today’s featured photo was submitted by the Cape of Good Hope Lions Club in Cape Town, South Africa. Lion Jonathan Maree taught children how to make sleeping bags. They donated the sleeping bags to homeless people in the community. The kids were very excited knowing they were serving the less fortunate.

Projects such as this are a part of the Engaging Our Youth Centennial Service Challenge, which count toward the Lions’ goal of serving 100 million people by 2018. Join the Centennial Service Challenge by planning youth, vision, hunger and environment projects, and be sure to share your photos on social media with the hashtag #LIONS100.

You can also Submit a Photo to be posted on the Lions Clubs International Facebook page or blog.


#LCICon Honolulu – Day 5

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Photos from day five of the 98th Lions International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii.  You can find more convention photos on the LCICon Facebook page and watch video clips from the closing plenary session on the LCICon YouTube channel.

Closing Plenary Session

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Ho Chi Minh City cataract patients

SightFirst Grant at Work in Vietnam

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The Sponsoring Association for Poor Patients (SAPP) in Ho Chi Minh City has received a US$50,000 Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) SightFirst grant to provide free small incision cataract surgeries to 1,500 indigent patients in several areas of Vietnam.

Screening and follow-up care will be provided at local hospitals, while surgeries will take place at Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital, Nguyen Trai Hospital, and Trung Vuong Emergency Hospital. Geographically dispersing services and increasing usage of locally available services will help minimize travel and other costs for the patients, and will encourage eye health professionals to actively engage their communities. Patients who have undergone their procedures are required to return for followup care and to have their visual acuity measured.

So far, over 80 patients have received cataract surgeries through this SightFirst grant project.

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Video: Merry Christmas from Cannock Lions

Friday, December 21, 2012

Watch the video above to hear season’s greetings from the Cannock Lions Club. How is your Lions club celebrating the holidays this year? Share your projects, events and…

LCIF Year End Giving Video

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Donations to Lions Clubs International Foundation can change people’s lives around the world – giving them the improved sight they need to find a job, clean water to…

Lions Pancake Breakfast Video

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Milford Lions Club in Massachusetts held its annual holiday pancake breakfast, where community members enjoyed games, raffles, face painting and pancakes. Attendees also got a chance to…

Lions in Action: Protecting Hawaii’s Environment

Monday, December 17, 2012

Hawaii is known for its beautiful landscapes, and it continues to be a popular travel destination spot for vacationers from around the world. However, just like any other…