Akron Host Lions Club
Servants To The Akron Community Since 1920
"Not for Us Alone"
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Akron Host Lions Club Invited Community to Attend
Lions World Lunch Relay Event on Friday April 4th.
The Akron Host Lions Club invited members of the community to join them on Friday April 4th at the Akron Family Restaurant for a special international event. The Lions World Lunch Relay brought families and friends of Lions together in their local community with families and friends of Lions around the world to share a meal and celebrate the value of service.
The Lions World Lunch Relay was a great opportunity for residents to learn more about the Akron Host Lions Club, its work and opportunities to get involved. “We want to share the great things we’re doing in the community, and let others know how they can help,” said Sam Moats, club president.
Approximately 100 lbs of non perishable food items was brought in during the event. This food will be donated to a pantry in Akron serving the economically disadvantaged blind community.
Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief – to serve their community.
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
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.