Lions provide disaster relief
An estimated 5,000 children have been left orphaned or abandoned so far as Ebola sweeps through West Africa.
Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has initiated a project to provide food, shelter and to build orphanage accommodation for those most in need. An immediate donation of US$150,000 has been pledged from LCIF, and Lions Clubs throughout the world have also started to pledge support.
Heads Up For Kids
Heads Up For Kids is a nationwide Lions Clubs of New Zealand project that collects all old New Zealand money (decimal and pre-decimal) and foreign currency for the benefit of Kiwi kids. Since June 2010 Lions Clubs with the help of Resene Paints, Fastway Couriers and selected New World stores have collected nearly 20 tonnes of old New Zealand, foreign coins and thousands of bank notes - close to NZ$400,000! Read More
Lions in Partnership
Jaylen-Blaze Daane has become the “poster boy” for a campaign by Lions Clubs NZ to support Spinal Cord Society NZ in an internationally important medical research trial to test a cure for Type 1 Diabetes, here in New Zealand. Money raised will buy clinical equipment and help to set up and commission the stem cell production facility needed for the cure research. Read more
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has renewed Lions' status as an NGO in Official Relations. WHO collaborates with and relies on non-governmental organisations for crucial emergency and humanitarian action. This status renewal means that Lions will continue to aid WHO's global efforts to fight unnecessary blindness. The Lions-WHO partnership has, to date, impacted more than 140 million children in 30 countries.
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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Barbecues are good fundraisers.
Bay of Plenty Lions celebrate planting 1000s of trees. Whangamata Lions paint the town.