What do Lions do?

Lions are men and women who volunteer their time to humanitarian causes in the local and world communities. By conducting service projects and raising funds, Lions strive to help those in need, wherever need exists.

Founded in Chicago, Illinois, in 1917, by businessman Melvin Jones. Since its inception, Lions Clubs International has been dedicated to helping those less fortunate in their communities and around the world.

In 1925, Helen Keller challenged the members to be knights of the blind.

In 1954, We Serve became the association’s official motto.

Service to the blind and visually impaired has become one of the association’s most significant activities.

Lions participate in service activities emphasizing diabetes awareness, education and research; work with the physically and mentally impaired; environmental issues; community welfare; international understanding and our youth.

The Lions are the world’s largest service club association with nearly 1.7 million men and women members in more than 46,000 clubs in over 190 countries.