India is the second largest community and the fastest growing community of Lions Clubs volunteers in the world. Lions Clubs established its presence in India in 1956 and today has 2,40,000 members across 6,400 Clubs. Lions volunteers reach out to help anywhere across the country, even in the remotest locations.
From providing instant assistance during sudden disasters such as the recent Malin, Pune, landslide, helping over 50,000 people see again or taking over the education of abandoned families, Lions have created a huge impact on Indian society. The Lions Clubs International Foundation has provided US$ 901 million in grants globally of which India is the recipient of US$ 84 million for 1535 projects. Through programs like SightFirst, Lions Quest and Opening Eyes, the Foundation provides essential grant fundings to Lions Clubs so they can carry out ambitious projects
Lions Clubs International has a special cell in India to help corporates, government bodies, NGOs and philanthropists partner with Lions who will help them identify, facilitate, and successfully implement projects for various social needs. Lions Clubs is the worldwide leading NGO for accountability, transparency and partnerships. It has vast expertise in managing and executing large social projects, working closely with the partner, ensuring accountability and effectiveness.
Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), the charitable hand of Lions Clubs is a zero expense organization that works directly with the partner for total implementation of turnkey projects. Lions does not charge any processing fees for administration or management of the Foundation which ensures that every Rupee spent by the partner will be maximized towards the cause.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others,�? said Mahatma Gandhi, a great example of service to mankind. The chance to give back to the community teaches the value of service to others, meaning of community and the self-respect that comes from knowing that you can make a significant difference to people’s lives. Service to others develops character and a sense of self worth.