VISION At the Lions Clubs International Convention in 1925, Helen Keller inspired Lions to become her “Knights of the Blind” in the fight against darkness. Since that time, our long-standing mission to eradicating and preventing avoidable blindness continues. In addition to this mission, we also assist those with visual impairments live an improved life by providing assistance when and where needed. Learn More
DIABETES Between now and 2045, diabetes is expected to impact more than 600 million adults. Since diabetes impacts quality of life and can lead to blindness, Lions are committed to working hard to do something about diabetes in our communities. We do this in various ways including funding eye research, educational outreach, and diabetes screenings. We raise funds for diabetes awareness through walks and other activities. Learn More
HUNGER More than 10 percent of the U.S. population is food insecure. In Massachusetts, it is estimated that one in ten people, and one in nine children are impacted by food insecurity. We strive to make this number lower by making regular donations of food and funds to food banks and pantries around District 33K. Learn More
ENVIRONMENT Environmental issues are a grave concern to the health and well-being of our communities. Annually, the District 33K Lions Club participates in highway cleanups, donates cans and bottles and other environmental activities. Lions also collect clothing, computers, eyeglasses, and more to prevent buildup in landfills. Learn More
YOUTH We believe in being involved with the young people in our community. In District 33K, we do this in various ways including providing a framework for high school students to volunteer through the LEOs program and providing scholarships to graduating seniors. We also sponsor students annually for events like the Peace Poster Contest, Youth Speech Contest, and Lions All State Band.
HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS At the heart of Lions mission is providing humanitarian aid to those in need. District 33K Lions Clubs donate annually to Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) to support efforts worldwide. LCIF works in conjunction with Special Olympics International and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation among others to help provide services to those who need it the most on a global scale.
DISASTER AID Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion. The District 33K Lions Clubs donate annually to Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) to support disaster recovery efforts. Any area that is impacted by a natural disaster is immediately eligible for $10,000 emergency grants. Our aid does not stop when the disaster passes, instead you will find Lions working side by side helping rebuild communities and lives.
CHILDHOOD CANCER The family is a nucleus around which most communities are built. The next generation’s ability to thrive is closely tied to the supports of the local community. Lions and Leos have seen and felt the effects of cancer on children and their families, and continue to bring hope through tangible service and support. Learn More