More Volunteers Doing More Community Work in More Places than Any Service Club Organization

When it comes to meeting challenges, our response is simple: We serve. In 207 countries, 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.

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.

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 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.

New Providence Lions 2017 Donations
  • Brooke Healy Foundation – Requested by Ted Bratz for a local children’s cancer association.
  • Drive for Autism – A local foundation organized by Tom Trezza with a mission to help autistic kids.
  • NP Recreation – These funds sponsor several local children sports teams including soccer and baseball.
  • NP PBA National Night Out – Given to support a local police initiative for a community event.
  • Sage – Based in Summit, Sage helps elderly and disabled residents.
  • NP Fire Dept. – This is given to help fund the NP volunteer fire department and is used for various on-going needs.
  • NP Senior Center - These funds are used to purchase large print books for the senior center.
  • NP Library – The library uses these funds to help purchase special books.
  • Peace Poster Contest – An international event that awards teens for themed artwork that is submitted to National Lions.
  • NPHS Musical – Given to support the NP high school annual musical.
  • Camp Marcella – Given to help sponsor a camp for blind kids
  • Easter-Egg Hunt – These expenses are related to the annual Easter Egg Hunt run the community.
  • NP Senior Center Health Fair – This covers the expense related to get nurses and doctors running check-ups at the NP senior center.
  • NPHS Project Graduation – Provides a safe graduation party for the NP high school seniors.
  • NPHS Scholarships – Scholarships awarded for merit to two high school seniors.
  • Summer Concerts – Given to support the weekly summer community concerts.
  • Operation Bling – Given to support “feel good” jewelry gifts given to hospitalized cancer patients that cannot get flowers, etc.
  • Soup Kitchen 411 – To support a local charity that provides food & assistance to local needy.
  • NP Municipal Alliance - This funds a “safe driving” exercise run at the New Providence high school.
  • Body & Soul – To support an organization the helps new mothers on a need basis.
  • Moms4Moms – Provided  to buy baby supplies for local moms in need.
  • NP EMS – Provided to support the NP fund volunteer EMS.
  • NP Public Art – Supports the NP art project.
  • NP Vets Downtown – Supports the recognition of NP citizens that served in the military.
 ​​​24 Direct Community Donations Totalling $12,500