What a great time to be a Lion! Now, you may be thinking, being a Lion is tough right now. Adjusting to life with the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been challenging. However, it is during difficult times that Lions shine the brightest. Lions and Leos are finding new ways to serve their communities while staying safe. Leos in New Jersey, USA even put together a virtual concert to raise money for LCIF! In addition, we are celebrating a major milestone for the foundation. I hope you read this newsletter and feel inspired.
Gudrun Yngvadottir, Chairperson Lions Clubs International Foundation
Celebrate SightFirst’s 30th Anniversary!
Lions, it is time to celebrate. SightFirst is turning 30! The celebration will kick off October 5, the week of World Sight Day! Check the LCIF SightFirst webpage where you will find blogs and partner stories highlighting SightFirst’s impact over the last 30 years. In addition, watch for Facebook posts on how to get involved in the celebration!
SightFirst has impacted more than 30 million people through strengthening eye care systems in underserved areas. See the world of impact SightFirst has had on communities.
Donors can submit a pledge to Campaign 100 through an online form. Holding a fundraiser? This online form makes it easier to collect pledges from your fellow Lions and friends, especially as Lions are dedicating themselves to serving safely. Try it out at your next fundraising event or submit your pledge today! Support the foundation that supports you.
At the August Board of Trustees meeting, the Board of Trustees approved 71 grants totaling US$7,834,702. A few project examples include expanding Lions Quest, LCIF’s social and emotional learning curriculum, to students in Romania; expanding access to diabetes care in India; and establishing screening and treatment for diabetic retinopathy and other ocular pathologies in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Join the Discussion at LCIF’s Upcoming Foundation Fridays webinar!
COVID-19 has changed the way we live and serve. Join International Third Vice President Patti Hill on October 2 for a discussion about how your club can make an impact during this new normal. Foundation Friday webinars are free and are a great way to connect with Lions and Lion leaders about topics that are important to you.
Our world is in need, and caring Lions, supported by our global foundation, are changing it. Learn more about the power of Campaign 100 to support Lions as they transform the lives of friends, families, and community members, and then help create the change we want to see in the world.