Olympia Host Lions Club has been serving the Olympia area since 1935. If you think you might like to help make life better for thousands of people around the world, explore this site, come to a meeting, sneak a peak at our Facebook page, or join us for a project.
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Olympia Host Lions Club is part of Lions Clubs International, the world's largest service organization.
Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because we share a core belief - to serve our community.
In 1925, Helen Keller challenged the Lions to be her Knights of the Blind in the battle against darkness - and Lions have been working to meet that challenge ever since with projects like vision screening for students, providing exams and glasses for those in need, helping to eradicate river blindness and helping to prevent diabetes and macular degeneration.
In addition, Olympia Host Lions works with youth, fights hunger, and strives to improve our environment.
For more about Service Projects you might like to be involved with -- see the Club Projects page.
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
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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.