A Lions Club
is a group that comes together and shares a common interest in community service, supporting the Lion's Motto, "We Serve."
Lions Clubs are recognized for their service to the blind and visually impaired. This service began when Helen Keller challenged Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness" at the 1925 International Convention in Cedar Point, Ohio.
Today, Lions extend their commitment to sight conservation through countless local efforts as well as through their internation SightFirst program and Lions World Sight Day, a global partnership of United Nations Agencies, eye care, and pilanthropic organizations and health professionals, held the second Thursday of each October to increase awareness of the need to eradicate blindness.
In addition, Lions also make a strong commitment to young people through youth outreach programs. Lions also work to protect the enviornment, build homes for the disabled, support diabetes education, conduct hearing programs, and through LCIF, provide disaster relief around the world.