Lions have gained worldwide recognition for our work to improve sight and prevent blindness. Our members around the world are also actively involved in:
- Recycling eyeglasses at 17 centers worldwide.
- Supporting Lions Eye Banks that provide eye tissue for sight-saving surgeries.
- Screening the vision of hundreds of thousands of people every year.
- Preventing blindness by providing treatment to those at risk of losing their vision.
In 1925, Helen Keller challenged Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness." And we accepted. Today, sight programs remain one of our defining causes.
We bring young people together. The Bloomfield Lions Club provides youth volunteer opportunities that inspire and support leadership in young people ages 12 and up by giving them the chance to learn, grow and serve by participating in community service projects.
We enhance their lives. Every year, thousands of young people travel around the world to learn about cultures, customs and friendship through our Youth Camp and Exchange program.
And we help them share a message of peace. For decades, the Peace Poster Contest has helped more than four million young people express their creativity, their aspirations and their hopes for the world.