Lions are known as “knights of the blind,” focusing on programs and services for the blind and visually impaired—and aim to eliminate preventable and reversible blindness.
Back in 1917, Melvin Jones, a 38-year-old Chicago business leader, asked a simple and world-changing question:
Millions of children suffer from poverty, homelessness, hunger, abuse, neglect, disease, and disabilities.
For nearly 100 years, our members have worked on projects designed to prevent blindness, restore eyesight and improve eye health and eye care for hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
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.