Our District Supported Charities
Lions Clubs International Foundation – Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is the official charitable organization of Lions Clubs International and supports Lions’ compassionate works by providing grant funding for their local and global humanitarian efforts.
Texas Lions Camp – The TEXAS LIONS CAMP is dedicated to providing without charge, a summer camp for children with physical disabilities (including hearing/vision impaired) Type-1 diabetes and cancer. Serving since 1949 the Texas Lions Camp (a 400 bed residential camping facility located on over 500 acres in the beautiful Texas Hill Country) is designed to introduce the “Can Do” philosophy to children dealing with special medical conditions.
Texas Lions Foundation – The Texas Lions Foundation was formed in 1984 by the Lions Clubs in the State of Texas in order to provide grants for Humanitarian & Disaster Relief purposes. Funds for these grants come from the Lions and the Lions Clubs in Texas who make voluntary contributions to the Texas Lions Foundation or have conducted fund-raising events specifically to benefit the Texas Lions Foundation.
Lions Sight & Tissue Foundation – The LIONS SIGHT & TISSUE FOUNDATION, INC. (LS&TF) works with the lions of District 2X1 to provide assistance in their communities for people who cannot afford the proper visual care or medical assistance for vision related surgeries. Funds and services are provided by the Lions and Lions Clubs of District 2-X1.
World Services for the Blind – World Services for the Blind (WSB), Little Rock, Arkansas is the most comprehensive adult rehabilitation center in the world. WSB prepare and help to build a “new life” to people by giving them required independent living skills, (vocational training, vision rehabilitation clinic & training, assist in technology learning, job placement, college preparatory program etc.) career training and community access tailored to the special requirements of their individual visual impairments
Julien C. Hyer Lions Youth Camp – The Julien C. Hyer Lions Youth Camp was organized in 1973 and the first camping session was held in 1974. Each year in summer, Lions District 2-X1 and 2-E2, host 30-35 youths (boys & girls) from around the globe visiting Texas for about 5-6 weeks educating them on the American way of life and lionism. The Camp is named in honor of Past International President (1931-1932) Judge Julien C. Hyer, an active lion for 55 years and the founder of the Lions Clubs International Youth Exchange Program.
Leader Dogs for the Blind – Founded by three Detroit-area Lions Clubs members in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind provides guide dogs to people who are blind and visually impaired to enhance their mobility, independence and quality of life. Each year, over 270 clients attend 26-day residential training program to be paired with a guide dog. This is a life-changing event that opens the door to independence, safety and self-worth for many.
Sports Extravaganza – This annual event involves the students, blind or visually impaired, ages 0-22, from about 55 school districts in the State of Texas and also from far away States of Colorado & New Mexico. Sports Extravaganza is aimed at lowering the barriers encountered by the blind or visually impaired youngsters in physical activities and athletic events.
New Horizon Diabetic Day Camp – District 2-X1, in a partnership with American Diabetes Association, holds Day Camps twice a year during the summer for children with juvenile diabetes to educate treatment and efficient management of diabetes.