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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.

Our Mission
To empower Lions clubs, volunteers, and partners to improve health and well-being, strengthen communities, and support those in need through humanitarian services and grants that impact lives globally, and encourage peace and international understanding.
Our Vision
To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service.

Where There's a Need, There's a Lion

100+

Years

Of Serving Humanity

1.4 M

Lions

Around the World

47 K

Lions Clubs

200+

Countries

And Regions Served

A Truly Good History

Our history is a long one. And a proud one. For over 100 years, we’ve served with uncommon kindness, putting the needs of our neighbors, our communities and our world first. We look back at our storied past with pride, but we know it’s only the beginning. Every day, we’re building on our legacy with the goal of making an even greater impact in the future.