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Dear Lions,
 
I was just preparing to send my message to you when a devastating earthquake struck Nepal. Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) immediately granted a US$100,000 Major Catastrophe grant for relief and reconstruction efforts. This is a frightening reminder that disasters occur frequently and without warning. Please consider making a donation so the Lions of Nepal can continue their service to those most in need. 
 
World Immunization Week, April 24-30 this year, is an opportunity for Lions to continue advocating for routine immunizations alongside the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Foundation and other Lions partners. Every year, this week presents an opportunity for us to raise awareness of measles and the importance of vaccinations. Lions around the world are hosting events all week to show their commitment to the One Shot, One Life: Lions Measles Initiative.
 
It saddens me to know that 400 people still die every day from measles, most of them children. Measles is highly contagious and can cause severe complications, including blindness. But there is a simple, cost-effective vaccine available. That is where Lions make a difference. With your help, millions of children have received this life-saving vaccine.
 
Keep your eye on our blog, Facebook page and Twitter account throughout the week for interesting statistics and information about immunization efforts around the world. Be sure to tag us in your own social media posts to let us know about your clubs' activities, and search #vaccineswork to join the conversation.
 
Thank you for your dedication to our immunization efforts!
 
Sincerely,
 
Barry J. Palmer
Chairperson, Lions Clubs International Foundation
LCIF Awards Grants
 
Children's Day
At a recent meeting, the LCIF Board of Trustees awarded more than US$5,000,000 in grant funding. These grants will support a variety of projects around the world, such as supporting a clean water and sanitation project in Mali and purchasing a mobile blood bank in Colombia. From equipping an Alzheimer's patient center in Turkey to purchasing machinery for an eye bank in Japan, these grants aim to improve the lives of countless people.  
 
LCIF Needs Your Help
Lions and Children in Taiwan

With three months remaining in the fiscal year, there is a chance that LCIF may not reach its  established annual financial target. This target is based on projected grant requests from Lions for the coming year, and missing the mark means we may not be able to meet vital community needs. Please consider making a donation to the Lions Measles Initiative during the month of April in recognition of World Immunization Week. Or, consider making an unrestricted gift to support worthy Lions community service projects so we don't need to scale back initiatives due to funding limitations.
Lions Golf World Championship a Success
 
Villa Padierna
The Lions of Spain recently hosted 150 golfers from 30 countries at the 2015 Lions Golf World Championship. The event raised US$75,000 for LCIF and the Lions Measles Initiative. The 2016 Lions Golf World Championship will be held in Taiwan.  
 
 
 
Dear Lions,
 
I was just preparing to send my message to you when a devastating earthquake struck Nepal. Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) immediately granted a US$100,000 Major Catastrophe grant for relief and reconstruction efforts. This is a frightening reminder that disasters occur frequently and without warning. Please consider making a donation so the Lions of Nepal can continue their service to those most in need. 
 
World Immunization Week, April 24-30 this year, is an opportunity for Lions to continue advocating for routine immunizations alongside the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Foundation and other Lions partners. Every year, this week presents an opportunity for us to raise awareness of measles and the importance of vaccinations. Lions around the world are hosting events all week to show their commitment to the One Shot, One Life: Lions Measles Initiative.
 
It saddens me to know that 400 people still die every day from measles, most of them children. Measles is highly contagious and can cause severe complications, including blindness. But there is a simple, cost-effective vaccine available. That is where Lions make a difference. With your help, millions of children have received this life-saving vaccine.
 
Keep your eye on our blog, Facebook page and Twitter account throughout the week for interesting statistics and information about immunization efforts around the world. Be sure to tag us in your own social media posts to let us know about your clubs' activities, and search #vaccineswork to join the conversation.
 
Thank you for your dedication to our immunization efforts!
 
Sincerely,
 
Barry J. Palmer
Chairperson, Lions Clubs International Foundation
LCIF Awards Grants
 
Children's Day
At a recent meeting, the LCIF Board of Trustees awarded more than US$5,000,000 in grant funding. These grants will support a variety of projects around the world, such as supporting a clean water and sanitation project in Mali and purchasing a mobile blood bank in Colombia. From equipping an Alzheimer's patient center in Turkey to purchasing machinery for an eye bank in Japan, these grants aim to improve the lives of countless people.  
 
LCIF Needs Your Help
Lions and Children in Taiwan

With three months remaining in the fiscal year, there is a chance that LCIF may not reach its  established annual financial target. This target is based on projected grant requests from Lions for the coming year, and missing the mark means we may not be able to meet vital community needs. Please consider making a donation to the Lions Measles Initiative during the month of April in recognition of World Immunization Week. Or, consider making an unrestricted gift to support worthy Lions community service projects so we don't need to scale back initiatives due to funding limitations.
Lions Golf World Championship a Success
 
Villa Padierna
The Lions of Spain recently hosted 150 golfers from 30 countries at the 2015 Lions Golf World Championship. The event raised US$75,000 for LCIF and the Lions Measles Initiative. The 2016 Lions Golf World Championship will be held in Taiwan.  

 

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