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Lions Clubs International

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Mission: Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world. Our 1.3 million members in 205 countries and geographic areas recycle eyeglasses, conduct vision, hearing and diabetes screenings, support eye hospitals, award scholarships, build parks, help youth and provide disaster relief.

Results: It costs Lions less than US$0.08 to provide a pair of recycled eyeglasses and change someone's life. For children, clear vision means a better education, healthier development and a better quality of life. For adults, it means greater employment opportunity and economic strength. For seniors it means less dependence on others. Lions clubs collect millions of eyeglasses each year, making eyeglass recycling one of our most popular activities.

Geographic areas served: Worldwide

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Rating: 5

Lions may not be well known for what they have done for 206 country that have Lions club, but we are organization that gets down and dirty. Lions have eradicated River Blindness, Lions have built schools, homes, and hospitals in countries that need them and now are working with the Rotary Club we have goal have every child immunized against measles. In the USA Lions have been involved in every major disaster, we are actively involved with Special Olympians, giving free eye exams and glasses to any Olympian that needs them. Lion do free eye test and hearing test. If someone can afford glasses we take care of the cost for the client. Lions. Lions also educate the public on diabetes We were called to be Knights of the Blind by Helen Keller and Lions take that very seriously. Not one penny that is donated to Lions is used for administration cost but goes directly to the people in need. If their was a rating higher than 5 I would give Lion a 10+.