Lions Club of Richmond IN Inc.
Serving Richmond Indiana Community since October 5, 1924
Richmond Lions Club is a member of the Indiana Lions District 25F Inc.
When Helen Keller spoke to the International Convention of Lions International in 1925 she challenged the Lions to become the "Knights of the blind". Committed to our motto - "We Serve" Lions perform service projects focused on improving our communities, the state, the nation and the world. There are many local community philanthropic efforts that the Richmond Lions Club has supported over the years that do not relate to its mission but are equally important to improving our community. Over the 94 year history of the Richmond Lions Club, the club has served in a variety of ways.
A major service project of the Richmond Lions Club is Vision Eye screening of both preschool and school aged children. Last year in Richmond Community schools alone, the Club’s screening team screened more than 1143 children plus many more in surrounding areas. Lions screen the 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 8th grade students, enabling children to have the vision needed to be successful in school.
In addition to our focus on vision, the Richmond Lions Club has also supported the following organizations in the local community as well as Indiana, nationally an International.
• Richmond Community School Eye Glass Program - $3,000 annually budgeted;
• Adult Eye Glass program - $1500 annually;
• Richmond Parks Department—Funded rehab of Ridge Street Community Park including new shelter house, grill and resurfacing of basketball court for a total of $8,000.00;
• Richmond Food Pantry—food collected and donated to the pantry;
• Richmond/Wayne County Soup Kitchen - Have served approximately 432 meals to the homeless and other low income families;
• Back to School Bash — prepares students to return to school and the beginning of each school year. Contributed $1,000.00;
• Habitat for Humanity - contributed $500.00;
• Sunrise Handicapped Riding - Contributed $1,000.00;
• Cardinal Greenway - $750.00 contributed to aid in maintenance of the trail;
• Wayne County Relay for Life - Lions Donated, cooked and served pancakes and sausages annually for the survivors walk until the event was reorganized in 2018;
• Wayne County Safety Village - provides safety education for area children using a miniature community on the grounds of Richmond State Hospital. Lions have contributed $1,000 annually for several years;
• Boy Scouts Old Trails District - contributed $1,000.00;
• UnChained Praises (Drug rehabilitation) - contributed $500.00;
• Richmond Salvation Army - individual Lions contribute to the Coal Bucket project at Christmas;
• Melt Down Ice Festival - contributed $250.00;
• Richmond Area Career Center Scholarships - contributed $500.00;
• Richmond Area Rose Garden - Lions maintain a bed as well as volunteer to park cars at the annual First Bloom and Glow event as well as the Chocolate Garden sponsored by the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.
If your organization is looking for funds that fall within the mission of our club, CLICK HERE. We have established a philanthropic committee that will review any requests submitted to the club.
View here to see a heart warming story about one of Leader Dogs programs,
It tells the story of Leader Dogs from puppyhood to sighted partner and how the dogs are raised to be service dogs.
• InCONCERT - this series is a group of local non-profits who collaborate their efforts to bring entertainment to the local community with all proceeds going to the participating non-profits. Tickets for InCONCERT events can be obtained from any Lions member.
• Annual Golf Outing (in the Spring of the year)
• Annual Lions Club Auction (in the Fall of the year)
• Annual Lions Club Fruit Sale (late November thru December)
• Lions Club Gumball Machines located at various community businesses
• Lions Club Aluminum Recycling
Do you want to help and serve others in the Richmond, Indiana area? Are you interested in making our communities better for future generations? Then you should become a member of the Richmond Lions Club! To join, simply click the button below and email it to our club secretary or contact a club member.
Lions International is the world's largest service club organization with a network of 1.4+ million men and women in more than 210 countries around the world. We serve where we live, as well as globally, and we have fun doing it!
Through well known for its successful initiatives in vision health, Lions service is as diverse as its members. We meet all sorts of needs, from assisting the elderly to helping victims of natural disasters.
Lions give funds raised to causes that support our mission and community. All our administrative costs are covered by dues and in club activities.
Lions make a difference everyday everywhere. Whether by organizing a pancake fundraiser or building a wheelchair ramp for someone in need, we are a hands-on organization.