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Lions Club of Seaford


Named "The Knights of the Blind" by Helen Keller, we fight Blindness and Diabetes.

Our Motto is "
We Serve" and as such we work with many local charitable and civic organizations to provide:

* Diabetes education, research and detection.
* Vision screenings and eyeglass recycling.
* Eye care services to those at risk of losing their sight.

A Brief History of Lions Clubs International

On a Mission to Serve

Lions serve. It’s that simple, and it has been since we first began in 1917. Our clubs are places where individuals join together to give their valuable time and effort to improving their communities, and the world.

1917: The Beginning of Lions Clubs International

In response to social problems after World War I and rapid industrialization, a Chicago businessman named Melvin Jones invites business clubs from around the USA to a meeting where the Association of Lions Clubs is formed.

1920: Lions Go International

Just three years after founding, Lions International becomes international when the Border Cities Lions Club in Windsor, Canada is established. At the time, Lions were active in 23 U.S. states with a total of 6,400 members.

1925: Becoming “Knights of the Blind”

Helen Keller addresses Lions at the International Convention in Cedar Point, Ohio, USA. She challenges Lions to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.” This begins a century-long mission – impacting hundreds of millions of lives through vision-related work.

1945: Uniting Nations

Lions and other representatives from 46 nations meet to help establish the NGO section of the United Nations (UN), underscoring Lions International’s commitment to a “certain and lasting peace for the world.” Today, Lions continue to work with the UN and at the annual Lions Day with the United Nations.

1957: – Leos Are Introduced

The Leo Program is developed to provide the youth of the world with an opportunity for personal development through volunteering. Today, there are more than 175,000 Leos and 7,000 Leo clubs in over more than 140 countries worldwide.

1968: Establishing Our Foundation

Lions Clubs International Foundation is created, with the mission “to support the efforts of Lions clubs and partners in serving communities locally and globally, giving hope and impacting lives through humanitarian service projects and grants.” Today, our foundation has awarded more than $1 billion in grants.

1990: Launching SightFirst

Lions launch a campaign to help restore sight and prevent blindness on a global scale. More than 488 million people have been impacted over the last 30 years.

2017: Lions Turn 100

The 100th year of serving local communities and the globe is celebrated at the Lions Clubs International Centennial Convention in Chicago, Illinois, USA – the same city where the association began.

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