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Sandy O'Lear
Lions Clubs International Foundation
630-571-5466, ext. 386

For Immediate Release

Lions Quest Approves US$199,600 in Grants

Oak Brook, Illinois, USA, August 14, 2008—A total of US$199,600 over 5 grants was approved for Lions Quest programs to expand in countries currently participating in the program. The grants include the first grant to Nicaragua to begin the program. Lions Quest grants approved under Core 4 grants at the Lions Quest Advisory Committee Meeting on May 15, 2008 include:

  • Peru, Multiple District H—US$100,000 to conduct 11 workshops and train 300 educators
  • Japan, District 335-C—US$25,000 to conduct six workshops over two years
  • Japan, District 334-D—US$25,000 to conduct six works and train 170 educators
  • Turkey, District 118-E—US$24,600 to host three workshops and train teachers in 30 schools
  • Nicaragua, District D-5—US$25,000 to launch the program

For more information on the Lions Quest program, visit


Lions Clubs International Foundation provides grant funding to Lions districts for large-scale humanitarian projects too extensive for Lions to finance on their own. LCIF is the charitable arm of Lions Clubs International, the largest service club organization in the world with 1.3 million members in 202 geographic areas and countries. The Foundation aids Lions in making a greater impact in their local communities, as well as around the world. LCIF was recently ranked the number one NGO in a Financial Times study. Through LCIF, Lions ease pain and suffering and bring healing and hope to people worldwide. For more information, visit

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