The Ashland Lions are a part of Lions International. Our 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members make us the world's largest service club organization. We're also one of the most effective. Our members do whatever is needed to help their local communities.
Everywhere we work, we make friends. With children who need eyeglasses, with seniors who don’t have enough to eat, and with people we may never meet.
In 2012 the Ashland Lions celebrated their 45th year of service to our community. Since 1967, the members of the Ashland Lions Club have been supporting the goals of Mass. Lions Eye Research Fund Inc. and Lions Clubs International to eliminate blindness and give the “Gift of Sight” to those with curable and reversible blindness on state, national and international levels.
The Ashland Lions also support many programs in the Ashland community for the betterment of the community and to help the less fortunate.
When it comes to meeting challenges, our response is simple: We serve. in hospitals and senior centers, in regions battered by natural disaster, in schools and eyeglass recycling centers, Lions are doing community volunteer work, helping, leading, planning and supporting. Because we're local, we can serve the unique needs of the communities we live in. And because we're global, we can address challenges that go beyond borders. http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/our-impact/lions-in-action/index.php
We want everyone to see a better tomorrow. That's why we support sight programs and services including vision screenings, eye banks and eyeglass recycling. Provide eye care services to those at risk of losing their sight. And raise donations through campaigns like SightFirst and Campaign SightFirst II. http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/how-we-serve/health/sight/index.php
We believe everyone deserves a healthy life. From providing health programs that focus on hearing loss to supporting efforts to control and prevent diabetes, Lions volunteers are working to improve the health of children and adults around the world. http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/our-work/health-programs/index.php
We empower the next generation.
Whether it's providing youth volunteer opportunities and leadership experiences in a Leo club or sharing a message of peace through our Peace Poster contest, our youth programs invest in the future by reaching out to young people. http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/our-work/youth-programs/index.php
We serve local communities – and protect the planet. From performing hands-on community work and service projects to providing emergency assistance, our community and environment programs improve our communities – and protect the environment.