Lions Global Causes
At the Lions Clubs International Convention in 1925, Helen Keller inspired Lions to become her “Knights of the Blind” in the fight against darkness. Since that time, our long-standing mission to eradicating and preventing avoidable blindness continues. In addition to this mission, we also assist those with visual impairments live an improved life by providing assistance when and where needed.
Between now and 2045, diabetes is expected to impact more than 600 million adults. Since diabetes impacts quality of life and can lead to blindness, Lions are committed to working hard to do something about diabetes in our communities. We do this in various ways including funding eye research, educational outreach, and diabetes screenings. We raise funds for diabetes awareness through walks and other activities.
More than 10 percent of the U.S. population is food insecure. In Massachusetts, it is estimated that one in ten people, and one in nine children are impacted by food insecurity. We strive to make this number lower by making regular donations of food and funds to the Holliston Pantry Shelf, providing meals to senior citizens either at Mission Springs or at the Holliston Senior Center.
Environmental issues are a grave concern to the health and well-being of our communities. Annually, the Holliston Lions Club participates in highway cleanups, donates cans and bottles to the local Boy Scouts and assists with events such as Holliston in Bloom and other environmental activities. Going forward we hope to participate in more projects which help protect our environment including clothing drives.
We believe in being involved with the young people in our community. In Holliston, we do this in various ways including providing a framework for high school students to volunteer through the LEOs program, and providing scholarships to graduating seniors. We also sponsor students annually for events like the Peace Poster Contest, Youth Speech Contest, and Lions All State Band.
At the heart of Lions mission is providing humanitarian aid to those in need. The Holliston Lions Club donates annually to Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) to support efforts worldwide. LCIF works in conjunction with Special Olympics International and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation among others to help provide services to those who need it the most on a global scale.
Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion. The Holliston Lions Club donates annually to Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) to support disaster recovery efforts. Any area that is impacted by a natural disaster is immediately eligible for $10,000 emergency grants. Our aid does not stop when the disaster passes, instead you will find Lions working side by side helping rebuild communities and lives.
The family is a nucleus around which most communities are built. The next generation’s ability to thrive is closely tied to the supports of the local community. Lions and Leos have seen and felt the effects of cancer on children and their families, and continue to bring hope through tangible service and support.
Lions Clubs International Mission
Lions mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.
Lions vision is to be the global leader in community and humanitarian service. Won’t you consider either helping us by volunteering for an event, or by becoming a member of the Holliston Lions Club?