Lions provide disaster relief
When Cyclone Ian swept through Tonga’s Ha’apai Group of Islands on 11 January, it caused widespread damage not only to buildings, but also to the crops the people living on the many islands of the group depend upon for food. Tonga’s two Lions Clubs and the Lions Clubs of District 202K (northern North Island) visited the area to assess how they could best help with reconstruction and on-going support. Read more
20 tonnes of coins collected
Lions project Heads Up for Kids, with the help from Resene paints and Fastway Couriers, will be celebrating another milestone soon . . . We're very close to reaching 20 tonnes of old and foreign currency collected. That's pretty heavy and is equivalent to 3 elephants, 30 cattle or 4,000 cats! To help reach Lions reach this massive milestone, please drop your old and foreign currency at any Resene store or call 0800 OLD MONEY. Read More
Lions in Partnership
The Lions Club of Ba has received a grant for $15,000 from the Vodafone Fiji Foundation, in support of their SightFirst initiative. The initiative and the Foundation’s partnership journey started in 2009 and has been successful in screening 3000 Fijians to avoid blindness in the Western Division. The club conducts screening, provides eye glasses and also provides for cataract operations.
Through the One Shot, One Life: Lions Measles Initiative, Lions worldwide are increasingly central to international efforts to ensure that a highly effective, safe and inexpensive vaccine reaches as many un-immunised children as possible. With partners including the GAVI Alliance, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK’s Department for International Development, Lions have already helped to immunise 20 million children. Read more
Lions lend a hand
Lions clubs around the world support the Special Olympics-Lions Clubs International ‘Opening Eyes’ Programme, providing vision screening for Special Olympians. During the 8th Special Olympics National Summer Games, held in Dunedin, Lions volunteered to provide one-on-one support to around 1000 athletes taking part in the programme. Read more
The Lions' motto is WE SERVE
Lions are ordinary people from all walks of life who enjoy getting together and doing good things.We are kind and generous people who want to help. That's why we work on projects to improve our communities and protect the environment. We get enormous satisfaction from the knowledge that what we do DOES make a difference. And we enjoy friendship and fun while doing so. Whenever Lions club members get together, problems get smaller. And communities get better. Because we help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy.
Lions Clubs New Zealand is part of a global organisation with 1.4 million members in208 countries and geographic regions. With this much manpower, it's no wonder that Lions Club members can achieve extraordinary things, every day.
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