Since 1917, Lions Clubs have offered people the opportunity to give something back to their communities. From involving members in projects as local as cleaning up an area park or as far-reaching as bringing sight to the world’s blind, Lions Clubs have always embraced those committed to building a brighter future for their community.
Today with more than 45,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographic areas, Lions have expanded their focus to help meet the ever-increasing needs of our global community.
Our programs are continually changing to meet new needs and greater demands, but our mission has never wavered.
The Motto of Lions Clubs International is “We Serve”
The Houston Heights Lions Club has been a valued part of the Heights area for over 60 years. Our members are part of 1.4 million members worldwide, banning together to accomplish things we cannot do alone.
The rewards, besides making new friends, are in direct proportion to the effort expended. This provides a self satisfaction and pleasure from serving others in the community and helping to make it a better place to live.
As an active, participating member of a Lions Club, you will be involved in fundraisers, which will help support projects for the needy or less fortunate in our community, we well as the following State and International organized projects.
Lions Clubs International Foundation - Provides funds for disaster relief, construction of hospitals, clinics, schools, and other humanitarian projects that are beyond the means of the local Lions Club and Community.
Lions World Services for the Blind - An adult rehabilitation center to provide functional independence for the visually impaired.
Sight Conservation - Assists local clubs in providing eyeglasses for needy children. Handles collection of used eyeglasses for recycling.
Leader Dogs for the Blind - Uniting the leader dogs with the blind and providing their training at NO cost to the blind person through Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester, Michigan.
Hearing and Speech Action - Aids in renovation of used hearing aids for underprivileged children.
Lions Quest Programs - Professional development workshops and programs for young people including the following:
Drug and violence prevention
Service - Learning and citizenship
Youth Exchange - Provides opportunities for students to live with families in foreign countries, and Lion’s families to host students from foreign countries. This meets one of our objectives; to create and foster a Spirit of understanding among peoples of the world.
Special Club Charities
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.