WHAT LIONS ARE


We do it ourselves. We do whatever is necessary to help our local communities and our global network. We are proud to be more than a "cheque-writing" organization. Whether that means raising money or rolling up our sleeves, we do it all in our own time.


We are rich in heritage and pride. We are proud that our organization is close to a century old, and that it has a distinguished history of doing good works for the world. Local communities respect and trust their clubs, both because those clubs are made up of neighbours and friends who have a long record of support, and because of the Lions Clubs International name and legacy.

We are in good company. We have fun in our clubs. And when we meet fellow Lions for the first time, we treat them like old friends.


We’re open. We are kind and generous people who want to help.


We are dedicated to sight — and more. Since Helen Keller in 1925 challenged the Lions to be "knights of the blind in this crusade against darkness," Lions clubs around the world have fulfilled the mission of addressing vision health and promoting research for solutions to vision disease. Today, Lions clubs work on global initiatives for youth, health, disaster relief and others that affect local communities everywhere.