School Breakfast Program
In partnership with the community funders, the school district offers Breakfast Clubs for students by invitation at selected Inner City Schools. Community volunteers work with district staff to serve children a simple healthy breakfast of milk, fruit, cheese or yogurt, cereal and toast every morning.
We have key areas of service
To support Lions’ mission of serving communities and meeting humanitarian needs, LCIF provides grants in these focus areas:
Providing Disaster Relief
Meeting Humanitarian Needs
We make an impact
LCIF and Lions reach millions of people and accomplish visible results. Some of our accomplishments include:
Preventing serious vision loss for more than 30 million people
Providing over 153.3 million treatments for river blindness
Engaging more than 13 million students and 600,000 educators in 90 countries in the youth development program Lions Quest
Building or expanding 615 eye hospitals/clinics/wards
Conducting more than 19 million vision screenings for children through Sight for Kids
Providing vision screening for more than 350,000 Special Olympics athletes from 85 countries through Opening Eyes
Our impact last year
In fiscal year 2015-2016, we had a great impact in lives around the world through 453 grants totaling more than US$45.2 million. Some of our accomplishments included:
500,000 people helped through US$9,480,060 in disaster related grants
3,994,860 people helped through US$13,874,392 in humanitarian grants
19 countries expanded Lions Quest through US$1,437,287 in Core 4 grants
US$7,965,350 in grants supported the vaccination of millions of children against measles and rubella
US$12,994,255 in SightFirst grants provided eye care services to more than 22 million people, improved 51 eye care facilities and trained 23,643 eye care professionals
In 1974, the Lynden Jaycees identified the need for recreational opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities in the Puget Sound area. Camp Horizon was created and the first summer camp was held in Lynden, WA. The Lynden Lions assumed the responsibility for Camp Horizon a couple of years after it was founded. For several years camp sessions took place at various locations. In 1986, Bay Horizon Park (the former site of the Blaine Air Force Station) became the new home of Camp Horizon. Over the years volunteers remodeled the dorms, recreational building, dining hall, theater and conference hall.
The Lions Camp Horizon Foundation was founded by the Lions District 19H Clubs (Lower British Columbia Mainland and NW Washington State) to provide financial support and oversee camp operations.
At BC Easter Seals Camps, it is our goal to provide safe, fun activities in an environment where the focus is on abilities, not disabilities. All of our camp activities are designed to build confidence, independence and peer interaction in a recreational environment. Campers are encouraged and supported to participate in activities they may never have tried before including: climbing on our climbing wall, tie-dying, water polo, canoeing, wheelchair basketball, water balloon wars, Kangaroo Kourt, and leadership training.