Kindness in Action

When caring people join together, roll up their sleeves and take action to make their community better, it’s a beautiful thing—and an incredible feeling for everyone involved. That’s Lions. Being a Lion is about leading by example, building relationships and improving the world through kindness. It’s 1.4 million caring men and women serving together so they can make a lasting impact and change more lives.

The Benefits of Being a Lion

When you become a Lion, you become part of a global network of volunteers working together to make a difference. Here are just a few of the great benefits you can expect.

 

 

 

 

 

Join a Community of Good

There are over 48,000 Lions clubs around the world. Each is filled with people like you who’ve decided to take action and serve others. Lions form unique friendships and meaningful connections that can last a lifetime.

Put Leadership Skills into Action

A Lions club is a great place to develop your leadership skills and put them into action. Each club offers opportunities to lead, along with first-class training from our global association.

Access a Global Support System

Every Lion and club is supported by our international association. More than 300 Lions International staff members are constantly working on tools and technology to enhance your service.

Experience the Feeling of Service

At the heart of Lions clubs there is one constant: service. Giving your time and energy to others is a fantastic way to help your community. Yet, it also provides a great feeling for you that can spread and have a positive impact in your life and how you approach the world.

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF)

Since 1968, Lions Clubs International Foundation has provided grant funding to Lions for large-sale humanitarian projects. Lions launched SightFirst in 1989 to battle preventable blindness. Through the program, Lions have give $237 million to sight-related initiatives and have restored sight to 7.6 million people through cataract surgeries, prevented serious vision loss for 30 million people and improved eye care services for hundreds of millions.

 

Our mission is to support the efforts of Lions Clubs and partners in serving communities locally and globally, giving hope and impacting lives through humanitarian service projects and grants.

Vision

LCIF helps Lions prevent avoidable blindness and care for the visually impaired.

Youth

LCIF improves access to quality education, vital health services, and positive youth development for young people around the world.

Disaster Relief

Whenever and wherever disaster strikes, Lions are often among the first to offer aid. LCIF empowers those crucial relief efforts.

Humanitarian

Lions identify the world’s most crucial needs, and LCIF supports them in their efforts to provide humanitarian aid around the globe.

Diabetes

LCIF is fighting to reduce the prevalence of diabetes and improve quality of life for people diagnosed with this disease.

Hunger

LCIF is on a mission to ensure all community members have access to nutritious foods.

Environment

LCIF is dedicated to helping Lions take on large-scale projects that will create a sustainable and healthy future for generations to come.

Childhood Cancer

LCIF is committed to helping cancer patients and their families, and we’re constantly exploring new ways to improve quality of life for these children.

Lions Day with the United Nations

Lions Clubs International will celebrate 75 years of partnership with the United Nations during Lions Day with the United Nations (LDUN). This virtual event will commemorate our long-standing relationship as a consultative NGO to the UN dating back to 1945 when Lion leaders were asked to help develop the NGO charter for the UN.

 

 

Be a Part of Our Global Partnership 

Join Lions, Leos, UN diplomats, dignitaries, and other guests in the global conversation about this year’s theme, “Connected Through Service”. #LDUN

A Look Back at LDUN 2020

 
With a theme of “Peace and International Understanding”, Lions Day with the United Nations events took place in New York City.

This important advocacy event brought together delegates from 26 countries and featured keynote speeches by UN dignitaries, Lions, and Leos.

Highlights included the announcement of the International Peace Poster and Essay Contest Winners, testimony on Lions service after 9/11 and a performance by Belinda Williams.