Detroit Westown-Hartford Lions Club
Detroit Westown Lions Club was chartered April 23, 1997. The first president was Delbert Gray. The Club is part of Michigan Lions District 11A-1. Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller and communities get better. That’s because we help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy.
Projects We Support
- Project Kid Sight
- Penrickton Center for Blind Children
- Hearing Center of Michigan
- Beaumont Silent Children's Fund
- Leader Dog School for the Blind
- Michigan Eye Bank
- Lions Visually Impaired Youth Camp
- Lions of Michigan Foundation
Why should you become a Lion?
As a Lions Club member, you can:
Make a difference every day in your community
Provide support locally or reach out internationally
Grow personally and professionally by participating in our programs, community service projects and events
Develop relationships with both local and international community and business leaders
Have access to membership discounts and services
Membership in a Lions Club is by invitation from a local club. If you are interested in membership of our club, please contact us!
WHAT DO LIONS DO?
Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief - to serve their community.
Lions have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness, but we also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects - including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.
Lions give sight. By conducting vision screenings, equipping hospitals and clinics, distributing medicine and raising awareness of eye disease, Lions work toward their mission of providing vision for all. We have extended our commitment to sight conservation through countless local efforts and through our international SightFirst Program, which works to eradicate blindness.
Lions serve youth. Our Community Arts & Culture Projects often support local children and schools through Arts & Culture Workshops and Classes, as well as Scholarships, recreation and mentoring. Internationally, we offer many programs, including the Peace Poster Contest, Find out more: Sponsor a Peace Poster Contest! Lions also have Youth Camps and Exchange and Lions Quest.
Our Leo Program provides the youth of the world with an opportunity for personal development through volunteering. There are approximately 166,000 Leos and 6,600 Leo clubs in more than 145 countries worldwide.
Lions award grants. Since 1968, the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has awarded more than US$826 million in grants to support Lions humanitarian projects around the world.
Lions help during disasters. Together, our Foundation and Lions are helping communities following natural disasters by providing for immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies – and aiding in long-term reconstruction.
Lions are active. Our motto is "We Serve." Lions are part of a global service network, doing whatever is necessary to help our local communities.
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.