Excerpt from Helen Kellers Speach | Lions Club History | Our History

The Purpose of a Lions Club is to determine community needs and develop a means of meeting them, either through its own efforts or in cooperation with other agencies. Every year, Lions Clubs complete thousands of separate, worthy humanitarian and community activities. Knowing that you are helping those less fortunate is one of life's greatest pleasures. 

Volunteerism: Members of the DeLand Lions Club volunteer their time to perform a variety of community service activities. See Fundraising for a complete list. At the same time, our Club provides good fellowship and club social life for its members. We invite men and women of all ages to join the DeLand Lions Club. 

Service to Others Worldwide, Lions extend their commitment to sight conservation through countless local efforts, as well as through their international SightFirst Program, which works to eradicate blindness. Lions also collect and recycle eyeglasses for distribution in developing countries year-round and especially during May, which is Lions Recycle for sight Month, and October, as a way to mark lions World Sight Day, which is held on the second Thursday of each October.

In addition, Lions make a strong commitment to young people through many youth programs. Lions also work to improve the environment, build homes for the disabled, support diabetes education, conduct hearing programs and, through their foundation, provide disaster relief around the world.

Based on a recent report of Lions clubs worldwide, it is estimated that each year Lions clubs donate approximately US $449 million and 76 million hours, which is equivalent to more than 31,000 people working full time for a year.


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