Our Work

Lions in Action – Service to Our Communities

When it comes to meeting challenges, our response is simple: We serve. In 206 countries, in hospitals and senior centers, in regions battered by natural disaster, in schools and eyeglass recycling centers, Lions are doing community volunteer work, helping, leading, planning and supporting. Because we’re local, we can serve the unique needs of the communities we live in. And because we’re global, we can address challenges that go beyond borders.

We want everyone to see a better tomorrow. That’s why we support sight programs and services including vision screenings, eye banks and eyeglass recycling. Provide eye care services to those at risk of losing their sight. And raise donations through campaigns like SightFirst and Campaign SightFirst II.

We believe everyone deserves a healthy life. From providing health programs that focus on hearing loss to supporting efforts to control and prevent diabetes, we’re working to improve the health of children and adults around the world.

We empower the next generation. Whether it’s providing youth volunteer opportunities and leadership experiences in a Leo club or sharing a message of peace through our Peace Poster contest, our youth programs invest in the future by reaching out to young people.

We serve local communities – and protect the planet. From performing hands-on service projects to providing emergency assistance, our community and environment programs improve our communities – and protect the environment.

Proceeds from local fundraising events have gone to:

  • Eyeglasses
  • Hearing Aids
  • Food Baskets
  • Kent County High School (scholarship)
  • Kent 4H
  • Kent Hospice
  • Special Olympics
  • Kent Center
  • Youth Scouting Clubs
  • Maryland Eye Bank
  • Assistance to families in need
  • Leader Dog Program for the Blind
  • Kent Youth
  • Lions Vision Research Foundation
  • Camp Fairlee
  • Chester River Hospital Center
  • Youth Sport Teams

Current Club Projects:

  • Eyeglass Recycle for Sight
  • Chicken Barbeque (spring & fall)
  • Bay to Bay Bike Ride
  • Swing for Sight Golf Tournament
  • Halloween Parade
  • Christmas Food Baskets
  • Sight First Youth Screening Program