Really Very Simple...
We work together to do what we
could not do individually.
We work to make things better
for those in our community, our State, our Country, and our World. We help
those that cannot help themselves. There are currently more than 1.4
million members in more than 43,000 clubs in approximately 185 countries
and geographical areas. Each member has made a commitment to make a
difference in someone's life.
Worldwide, Lions clubs are recognized
for their service to the blind and visually impaired. This service began
through a challenge issued by Helen Keller to become "knights of the blind
in the crusade against darkness" during the Lions' 1925 International
Lions also make a strong commitment to
young people and are instrumental in youth outreach programs. In 1990,
Lions established SightFirst, a US$140 million global initiative to rid
the world of preventable and reversible blindness. The unprecedented
program joins leading blindness prevention experts, blindness prevention
organizations, governments and Lions volunteers in an effort to establish
long-term solutions in eliminating preventable and reversible blindness.
In addition to the SightFirst program, Lions clubs
continue to support other sight-related activities:
- Lions provide 600,000 free professional glaucoma
screenings and make 25,000 corneal transplants possible each year.
- Lions establish and support a majority of the
world's eye banks, hundreds of clinics, hospitals and eye research
- Lions annually collect millions of old, unwanted
eyeglasses for free distribution to the poor in developing countries.
- Lions provide thousands each year with free
quality eye care, eyeglasses, Braille-writers, large print texts, white
canes and guide dogs.
The "Lion's" share of the funds we
raise in our community STAYS in our community.
Some of our Past, Present, and
Ongoing Programs are:
Eyeglasses for children
Schererville's Officer Friendly
Titmus eye testing machine Watson School
Lake County Diabetes Association
Schererville Police Department Computer Software
Schererville Police Department Bullet-Proof vests
Students Against Drunk Driving
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Lake Central High School Key Club
Coordinated Fire Pup Purchase
Fire Safety Program
Town of Schererville EMS Training
Schererville Police Night Out Against Crime
Safe Place/Crisis Center sponsor
Lake County Sheriff Family and Domestic Services
Schererville Pop Warner Sponsor
Leader Dogs for the Blind
Quest Program- Lake Central Schools
Cancer Research- I.U. Medical School
Indiana Eye Bank
Quad-Town Safety Village
Hands-on math program for West Lake Special Ed Co-Op
St. John Township G.E.D. Program
Area Food Pantries
Local CPR Classes
Sponsor of Very Special Arts Festival
Hearing Aids for children
Purchased Handicapped accessible fountain for Schererville Park Dept.
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Indiana
Descriptive Videos For the Blind Lake County Public Library
And many, many more
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