Who Are the Lions?
Lions Club International is the largest service club organization in the world with more than 46,000 clubs consisting of over 1.4 million members worldwide. Lions Club International was originally founded in 1917, and in 1924 Helen Keller challenged the Lions to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.”
How do the Utah Lions Eye Bank and Local Lions Clubs Work Together?
The relationship between the Utah Lions Eye Bank and local Lions Clubs began in 1972. Through a generous donation from the Lions Clubs, the Utah Lions Eye Bank was able to procure our first pieces of equipment to start our eye bank.
Since then, the Lions Clubs have been valued partners in our mission of restoring hope through vision. Nearly every day members of local Lions Clubs deliver sight-restoring tissue to surgical centers all over Utah so patients can receive the gift of sight.
We are so grateful for the time and commitment our local Lions members have to the Utah Lions Eye Bank and for all of the other service they provide to our community.