Holliston Lions to Support Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF)

On October 21, 2023, the Holliston Lions Club will be sponsoring a meat raffle at Casey’s Public House on Railroad Street. Thanks to the generosity of John at Casey’s and with help from Chris at Holliston Superette, we will be raising money for LCIFs Disaster Relief Fund.

Everyone who arrives at Casey’s before the 12:30 start time will be given 3 free tickets, which may be used on any table! Join us for a fun-filled afternoon, grab a drink, have lunch, learn more about the Lions or even join, or possibly win a prize(s)! 

Raffle tickets are only $5 for 10 and we’ll also be holding a 50/50 Raffle with tickets for $5 as well.

Many people are fully aware of the Lions Clubs in their community. Most associate Lions Clubs with vision-related causes. While the sole purpose of Lions Clubs are to eradicate preventable blindness, there is so much more that Lions do.

What is Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF)?

Lions providing aid in a local community Photo by Used with Permission of Lions Clubs International Foundation

Lions providing aid in a local community Photo by Used with Permission of Lions Clubs International Foundation

LCIF is the grantmaking arm of Lions International. Annually, Clubs across the Metrowest area donate thousands of dollars to LCIF to be used to support their goal. A review of the LCIF website tells us the Foundation was founded in 1968, the mission of LCIF is to “empower Lions clubs, volunteers, and partners to improve health and well-being, strengthen communities, and support those in need through humanitarian services and grants that impact lives globally, and encourage peace and international understanding.”

Grants Offered by LCIF

Lions Clubs donate money to LCIF because they know the funds they donate will be used to support not only their community when needed, but other communities. The types of grants Lions Clubs, their Districts, or their Multiple Districts may seek from LCIF include:

  • Preparedness grants – grants of up to $10,000 to address future relief efforts.
  • Emergency grants – to support immediate and mid-term needs in amounts of not less than $5,000 and not more than $10,000.
  • Community recovery grants – of up to $20,000 to support short-term cleanup and repairs.
  • Major catastrophe grants – which help fund reconstruction after large-scale natural disasters.

Lions Clubs across Metrowest are committed to providing services in their individual communities including serving at food pantries, helping seniors and Veterans by providing meals, and other service projects. You can learn more about the Holliston Lions Club by visiting their website or to learn more about LCIF and how you can help.

Penn Young

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