The mission of the Canton Lions Club is to empower volunteers to serve our community, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding, as part of Lions Club International, which includes over 46,000 local clubs in 209 countries and localities, with over 1.35 Million members.   ( )

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. There is an active Leo Club in Pisgah High School.

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.

The Canton Lions Club is 38 members strong and growing. We pride ourselves in being active in our community, not a social club.  We make a difference! 

Come join us! Make a difference in the community where you live. You are welcome!

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