This was shown on a large panel as we entered the display hall at the Chicago LCI Convention. It was a well-placed statement for all 30K plus Lions from around the world to ponder. I remember as small kids we were told to be kind to everyone. So it all starts at home when our worlds are much smaller. Now as adults our world is so much larger and closer through the media that it’s easy to see an even greater need for kindness.  This can take on many forms of actions in our daily lives.  Most acutely at this time I see a need for kindness for the victims of the hurricanes, earthquakes, forest fires and other types’ of disasters that are happening throughout the world.

So here I am miles away seeing a small portion of the pain others are experiencing – what can I do?  This is where LCIF comes in. I know that LCIF is able to make a greater impact than I can individually. With the donations they receive from clubs and individuals we are making a difference for those in need. It warms my heart to receive the emails saying funds have been sent to the many different locations throughout the world during a crisis. I also know that Lions will be in those locations for the long haul for those in need.  Thanks Lions.

“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.”

Since our founding in 1968 we have strived to sustain Lions’ humanitarian service goals throughout the world, awarding over 13,000 grants totaling more than US$1 billion, in the four key areas of sight, youth, disaster relief and other humanitarian efforts.

Take a moment to learn more about what WE are doing around the world.

“Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion.”


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