These are just some of the deserving, worthwhile institutions that we donate our time & efforts toward.
Leader Dog For The Blind
Founded in 1939 by Lions Club members, Charles Nutting, Don Schuur and S.A. Dodge, Leader Dog has successfully matched and graduated over 13,000 person / dog teams since its inception. The dream of these men became vision and independence for thousands.
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.
Beaumont Silent Children Fund
Beaumont's Center for Childhood Speech and Language Disorders 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 such as:
Receptive language disorders
Expressive language disorders
The Lions and Lioness Clubs provide support for children in need through the Beaumont Silent Children's Speech Fund
Lions 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 Eversight Michigan Story:
Eversight Michigan was founded in 1957 with a man’s dying wish: to donate his eyes so that others may see. That wish united University of Michigan ophthalmologist John W. Henderson, M.D., Ph.D., with Lions Clubs across the state to create a way for people to give the precious gift of sight – and the Michigan Eye-Bank was born.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
The primary objective of the Lions program is to reduce the number of new cases
of blindness caused by diabetic retinopathy through diabetes education, early
detection and treatment, and support of research. Lions are especially encouraged
to conduct awareness activities during the month of November--Lions Diabetes
Madonna: Deaf and Hearing Impaired
Since it's inception in 1976, Madonna University's Office of Disability Resources (O.D.R.) has assisted more than one thousand (1000) students with disabilities. The O.D.R. employs four full-time employees who work as a team to create the best possible learning environment for students with disabilities. They are sensitive to the needs of individual students and are also fluent in American Sign Language.
Lions Quest Program
A school-based, comprehensive, positive youth development and prevention programs that unite the home, school and community, to cultivate capable and healthy young people of strong character, through life skills, character education, SEL, civic values, drug prevention, and service-learning education.
School scholarships to deserving students
Aided in the building of Fort Fraser
Build wheelchair ramps for the disabled
Sponsor Halloween and Christmas parties for the community
Purchase glasses and hearing aids for those in need
Collect used glasses and hearing aids