Local State and International Service


Texas Lions Camp:
The Texas Lions Childrens Camp in Kerrville, TX, is a nonprofit organization funded by all the Lions Clubs of Texas, of which there are hundreds.  Each and every Lion in Texas contributes to the Camp so that each camper can attend the Camp at no charge.  But, this is not your ordinary camp...this camp is extraordinary  The Camp is dedicated to providing a summer fun experience for physically disabled, hearing or vision impaired, or diabetic children from the state of Texas regardless of race, religion or national origin. The Camp infirmary is staffed with medical personnel to assist children who need medications or medical attention.  The Jack Welch Foundation has been established to strengthen the financial base of the Camp and they have Fellowships that you may fund to recognize a Lion or anyone  with a donation of $1000 or more.  You may also contribute to the Camp directly by mailing a check, made out to the Texas Lions Childrens Camp, to one of our Lions.  For more information concerning the Camp, or if you know of a child that might be interested in attending a week at this fabulous place next summer, or to make a donation, please contact any Lion.


The Lions Eye Bank:


The Eye Bank is a clearing house for the harvesting of corneas and other transplantable tissue.  The closest eye bank is in Manor and anyone who is willing to be a cornea donor may contact them directly for more information.  Many sight-impaired people depend greatly on the generation gift of a cornea donation.  The list of those waiting for sight via a cornea transplant is a long list indeed.  Please consider making such a gift as part of your Living Will and sharing your desires with your family.  If you are not able to be an organ donor, perhaps you would consider making a very needed donation to the Eye Bank. 




Lions World Services for the Blind:




LWSB is a school for the blind and visually impaired with a goal to provide functional independence to its students. LWSB is located in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Lions all over the US donate to the funding of this important educational facility.








Leader Dogs for the Blind:

Conceived by three Lions from Detroit, Leader Dogs for the Blind has grown to be one of the largest and finest guide dog schools in the world.  In a recent year, 304 Leader Dog teams graduated and 304 more blind people went out into the world able to live a life of their own, despite blindness.  Located in Rochester, Michigan, over 10,000 Leader Dogs have been trained since the founding of the school in 1939.



LCIF is the global charitable arm of Lions International, providing grants to Lions Clubs to enable them to answer needs in their communities. Last year alone, LCIF disbursed grants in excess of $16.7 million to Lions Districts around the world.  Several million dollars were used to establish entire villages in Indonesia following the tsunami.  The Melvin Jones Fellowship Program is a primary means for LCIF to strengthen its financial base. The Fellowship is presented to a Lion or other individual when a contribution of $1,000 has been received as an Honorarium in their name as a tribute.

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