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It was because of Melvin Jones's desire to form a local business club for the betterment of the community and the world at large that the Lions Club is what it is today. His favorite saying was “You can’t get very far until you start doing something for someone else.”That passion was his way of life."
In 1925, Helen Keller was a guest speaker at a Lions Club Convention in Cedar Point, Ohio. She challenged the Lions to become the "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness." During this speech, the Lions Club adopted vision loss as the primary community service effort. Since that time, the primary mission of Lions Clubs International has been to rid the world of preventable and reversible blindness and provide services for people who are already blind or visually impaired.
Lions Club International Foundation was established in 1968 to assist Lions with global and large-scale humanitarian projects. Lions are also involved in disaster aid and giving to those in need in communities far and near.