Some of the programs we support.


Beaumont Silent Children's Speech Fund provides funding for Beaumont's Center for Childhood Speech and Language Disorders. The center was established in 1972 to help children with speech and language disorders learn to communicate. As one of the largest hospital-based children's speech and language centers in the United States, they provide a variety of specialty care programs for children with speech and language disorders.The Lions and Lioness Clubs provide support for children in need through the Beaumont Silent Children's Speech Fund.

Eversight  (formerly Michigan Eye Bank and formerly Eversight Michigan) preserves and restores sight, through transplantation, research, education, and partnership. Eversight's priorities for action are increase U.S. and international distribution of surgical cornea tissue, strengthen eye banking’s ability to restore sight, strengthen governance and leadership, systematically improve performance and build and sustain a high performance, motivated team.

eBlind Program is a Michigan non-profit corporation with 501(c)3 status, was founded on May 5, 1999 as a way of commemorating the District 11-A2 Pontiac Lions Club’s 75th Anniversary. The Oakland County Library Board, which oversees the operations of the Oakland County Library for Visually and Physically Impaired, has been a primary sponsor of eBlind!, providing its first computer work station, Internet access and furniture. By also continuing to provide eBlind! lab space in the west wingof the Oakland County Courthouse building, next door to the Library for the Visually and Physically Impaired, the Library Board has greatly enhanced the services offered to the patrons of the library and worked to revolutionize the lives of visually and physically impaired individuals.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D.

Leader Dog for the Blind was founded by three Detroit-area Lions Clubs members in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind provides guide dogs to people who are blind and visually impaired to enhance their mobility, independence and quality of life. Each year, over 270 clients attend our 26-day residential training program to be paired with a guide dog. This is a life-changing event that opens the door to independence, safety and self-worth for many of our clients.

Lioness Clubs are volunteers who, with care and compassion, reach out and address areas of need in our communities. 

Lions Club International Foundation is the official charitable organization of Lions Clubs International, a leading humanitarian organization, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) supports Lions’ compassionate works by providing grant funding for their local and global humanitarian efforts. Lions around the world are united by a great spirit of giving and dedication to helping others.

LCIF Campaign 100 is the most ambitious fundraising effort in LCIF history, Campaign 100: LCIF Empowering Serviceā„  will span three years, with a goal of raising US$300 million by June 30, 2021. Campaign 100 will empower Lions to serve 200+ million people each year.

Campaign 100 was built to support the needs of a changing world, by expanding Lions’ commitment to communities, with a focus on:

  • Vision – LCIF will lead the global charge to eradicate blindness caused by infectious disease, reduce preventable blindness and visual impairment, and improve quality of life for those who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Youth – LCIF will serve youth through improved access to quality education, vital health services, inclusive social and recreational opportunities, and positive youth development.
  • Disaster Relief – LCIF will deeply engage in disaster relief efforts and in preparing for, and responding to, natural disasters whenever and wherever they strike.
  • Humanitarian Causes – LCIF will sponsor and deliver programs that address the distinct needs of at-risk and vulnerable populations such as the elderly, the disabled, orphans and others disproportionately impacted by social and economic factors.
  • Diabetes - LCIF’s Campaign 100 will allow Lions to respond to the global epidemic of diabetes, by increasing public awareness, sponsoring diabetes screenings, emphasizing healthy lifestyles, and other comprehensive health initiatives designed to improve quality of life for those living with this disease. 
  • Hunger – LCIF will work toward a world in which no one goes hungry, expanding resources and infrastructure needed to address food shortages worldwide.
  • Childhood Cancer – LCIF will help strengthen medical and social services, increasing life expectancy of children living with cancer, and enhancing quality of life for them and their families.
  • Environment – LCIF will protect the environmental health of our global communities, generating long-term, positive ecological impact.  

Lions Hearing Center of Michigan is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide comprehensive, state of the art hearing related services to individuals and communities through screening, diagnosis, treatment, education and research, regardless of the ability to pay.

Lions Hearing Center of Michigan goals are to improve hearing health care in Michigan, provide education and social services to assist the hearing impaired, and further develop research to help rehabilitate, cure and prevent hearing loss and related disorders

Lions of Michigan Service Foundation (Lions of Michigan Foundation) is a Public Charity that was created in the early 1980's to help Michigan Lions Clubs provide services in their communities.  We are dedicated to the improvement of the quality of life of people in Michigan with unmet needs.

We work together with our member Lions Clubs and other charities to deliver services aimed at helping children and adults with sight and hearing deficiencies excel in school, retain employment and maintain self-sufficiency.

Lions Visually Impaired and Blind Youth Camp is provided by the Bear Lake Camp and offers a camp program for visually impaired and blind youth. The program focuses on having fun while developing self concepts, relationship learning, independence with life skills and acquiring outdoor skills. Older campers have the option to participate in leadership development activities. The leadership development program runs through two summers with elevated experience and responsibilities in the second year. Participants in the leadership development program must have been a camper for the regular Blind and Visually Impaired Youth Camp. The program is financially supported by Lions, Lioness and Leo clubs throughout Michigan.

Madonna University-Lions Hearing Fund is a significant participant in the success of the Office of Disability Resources (ODR) ability to provide quality, meaningful academic support services to Madonna University students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired. Because of the involvement of the Lions, the university can continue to award scholarships, purchase the necessary technology and pay service providers who assist in making the students education a rewarding and beneficial experience.

Michigan All-State Band (Lions of Michigan All State Band) Each year from 1948 to 1977, a high school band was selected to represent the Lions of Michigan in the annual parade at their international convention. In 1978, an all-state band was organized to honor and play for an incoming Lions International President from Michigan. The Lions All State Band was created and has appeared annually at conventions thereafter.

The All State Band has since become one of the Michigan Lions’ most acclaimed youth activities. The success of the band is attributable to outstanding students, excellent instructors, and dedicated support staff. 

Penrickton Center for Blind Children is a unique, private non-profit agency, providing five-day residential, day care, and consultation/evaluation services to blind, multi-disabled children ages one through twelve. Each program is individually designed to promote independence in all aspects of daily living. Penrickton Center utilizes its experience and expertise to train and serve families, children and professionals through support services, education and advocacy.

Project Kidsight is a free vision screening program for children from ages six months to five years that local Lions Club volunteers conduct periodically throughout the year.

SightFirst Program funds high-quality, sustainable projects that deliver eye care services, develop infrastructure, train personnel and/or provide rehabilitation and education in underserved communities. Of utmost concern are the major causes of blindness and vision impairment: cataract, river blindness, trachoma, uncorrected refractive error and, especially in developed nations, diabetic eye disease and glaucoma. 

Special Olympics Opening Eyes In 2001, the Lions Clubs International Foundation awarded Special Olympics the first grant in a multi-year, multi-million dollar commitment. Since then, the foundation has given more than $1 million each year. Together, these two organizations work to bring proper eye care to Special Olympics athletes around the globe through the Healthy Athletes Opening Eyes program. The commitment is more than just financial. Lions Clubs has supported the Opening Eyes program with thousands of volunteers from more than 80 countries.

White Cane Safety Days help make the American people more fully aware of the meaning of the white cane and of the need for motorists to exercise special care for the blind person who carries it. On October 6, 1964, the U.S. Congress approved a resolution authorizing the President of the US to annually issue a proclamation designating October 15th as “National White Cane Safety Day.” 

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), a leading organization for the blind, has established the third week in May as “White Cane Week.” During this week, a special concentration of efforts to educate the public concerning the hopes and aspirations of the blind is emphasized.

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