The Doylestown Lions Club is a member of Lions Clubs International, the largest international service organization with 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members both male and female in over 200 countries.
The lions were founded in 1917 by Melvin Jones and are best known for fighting blindness.
Inspired by an appeal from Helen Keller, who was both blind and deaf, they have taken up the cause of the blind and sight impaired as their main focus.
With the motto “We Serve” today the clubs also volunteer for many different community projects including feeding the hungry, eye screening for young children, and more recently Diabetes Awareness and Pediatric Cancer.
The Doylestown Club has been actively doing charitable work in the Doylestown community since 1945.
The Lions collect used eyeglasses in the specified boxes that are located throughout Doylestown in various businesses.
These used eyeglasses are delivered to the Bucks County Association for the Blind where they are recycled.
The Club also raises money through various events such as two Bingos per year, as well as the “Concerts In the Park” with the Community Band on the Courthouse lawn in July.
The club also sponsors the Doylestown Heat Band that plays for various benefits.
The funds received from these events are put back into the community to support many local charitable organizations.
Through the collection of aluminum tabs from local residents, the club supports the Bucks County Association for the Blind, who in turn collects monies for these tabs to support the association.
The club meets two times a month to go over the various projects, and is open to new members over the age of 18 and their families.
For more information visit www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/doylestownpa, or Facebook.
The club may also be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com.