Greater Metro Detroit Lions Club was chartered in February 2009. The club is one of 39 clubs in the district, District 11 A 1 and many around the world. Lions are the oldest service organization.
In the four years of it’s existence the club has donated to many of the projects that Lions Clubs in Michigan support such as Leader Dog for the Bind, Lions Hearing Center of Michigan and Penrickton for Blind Children. The club also supports a variety of projects for deaf and hard of hearing such as Camp Chris, Detroit Day School for the Deaf, Deaf Awareness Day and more. GMDLC along with Lions Hearing Center supports the Love-Peel Scholarship for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students. The first to scholarships were awarded in 2010.
Lions clubs raise money through fundraising and donations all year. At the end of the Lions year (June 30), clubs disperse money to the many projects and charities they have chosen to support. Want to find out more? Contact the membership chair to be invited to a meeting or event.
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 projects often support local children and schools through scholarships, recreation and mentoring. Internationally, we offer many programs, including the Peace Poster Contest, 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 144,000 Leos and 5,700 Leo clubs in more than 140 countries worldwide.
Lions award grants. Since 1968, the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has awarded more than US$700 million in grants to support Lions humanitarian projects around the world. LCIF was also ranked the number one nongovernmental organization in a 2007 study by The Financial Times.
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.
For more about Lions Clubs, go to www.lionsclubs.org
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.
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.