Our 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members make us the world’s largest and most effective service club organization. Lions do whatever is needed to help their local communities. Everywhere we work, we make friends. With children who need eyeglasses, with seniors who don’t have enough to eat and with people we may never meet.
Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller. And communities get better. That’s because we help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy.
Lions have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness – it’s part of our history as well as our work today. But we also perform volunteer work for many different kinds of community projects – including,
Vision: In 1925, Helen Keller spoke at the 9th Lions International convention and called for all Lions to become Knights of the Blind. Taking that to heart, Lions Clubs across the country started many programs for the vision impaired. The Plant City Lions Club was founded in 1929 and we have been growing strong while keeping this driving principle true today.
Youth: We are committed to providing youth and young adults with opportunities to succeed. we devote ourselves to serving youth as beneficiaries, youth as partners, and empowering youth as service leaders. Problem-solving and decision-making
- Critical thinking and creativity
- Ability to work in a team environment
- Communications skills with people inside and outside an organization
- Leadership and the ability to effectively motivate others
- Strong work ethic and perseverance
Disaster Relief: When disaster strikes, we respond. We provide funding to address preparedness and immediate needs that allow Lions and their partners to be among the first on the scene in the wake of the world’s most devastating hurricanes, earthquakes, floods and other disasters.
Humanitarian: Lions take action in their communities, working face-to-face with many local organizations
Diabetes: We are providing support to help Lions educate the public and establish programs around one of our new global focus areas: diabetes.
Childhood Cancer: Across the globe, too many children are being affected by cancer. We’re helping establish programs and provide greater service and access to care for those diagnosed—giving hope to them and their families.
Environment: We are working to preserve our planet, knowing that the health of our local communities and environments affects us all. Our goal is to help establish a sustainable future for generations to come.
Hunger: We work to fight to make huge strides in providing meals and nutrition for those in need—in hopes that one day no child will ever have to live without knowing when their next meal will come.