Chartered in April 1929, the Dallas Oak Cliff Lions Club has supported a variety of local, state, national and international charities involving youth, vision, and other worthy causes. It is estimated that the Club has contributed more than $2 million to charitable causes through the dedicated efforts of Club members.
From local projects such as funding the Oak Cliff Eye Clinic facility in the 1950’s in cooperation with the City of Dallas, to a major contribution to the Dallas Zoo for the Bird and Reptile House in the 1960’s, a gift of $20K to fund the main hall of the new Oak Cliff YMCA Building on South Hampton Road in the 1970’s, a $10K contribution in the 1990's to help launch the tactile exhibit for the visually impaired at the Dallas Zoo, in cooperation with the Metroplex Mitsubishi Dealers, and in 2006, the Club contributed $20K to the Lions Sight and Tissue Foundation's Mobile Eyeglass Bus Project. Oak Cliff Lions have been ready and willing to meet the needs of our community.
Other charitable causes supported by the Oak Cliff Lions Club include:
An estimated 463 million adults are living with diabetes, and its prevalence is increasing rapidly. By 2045, the number is expected to reach 700 million. Diabetes is a global epidemic and
Lions Clubs International and LCIF are dedicated to fight diabetes by serving their communities one by one.
Lions Clubs have a long history of serving the blind and visually impaired, and remain committed to continuing this mission into our next century of service. Our Strategic Objective
is to prevent avoidable blindness and improve quality of life for people who are blind and visually impaired.
Lions and Leos serve to improve human flourishing, and we see how the global hunger and nutrition crisis bears upon our local communities. We believe community improvement depends on the thriving of its members. Our Strategic Objective is to ensure all community members have access to nutritious foods.
The earth sustains human life. We’ve seen how our stewardship of natural resources can improve quality of life and increase engagement in our local communities. Our environment is more than a background: it’s our home. And we’re committed to caring for it.
Lions and Leos help children and families by increasing acts of support to families and children affected by childhood cancer. We help help communities improve diagnostics, treatment, and continued care and we are committed to helping increase awareness as a global priority.
Every journey begins with a single step. One act of service, one encouraging word, one gift of generosity is often all it takes to bring hope where it’s needed most.
Over the last 100 years, the kindness of Lions and Leos has multiplied across borders, oceans, and continents. With over 1.4 million members, we now have an opportunity to truly change our world.
That’s why Lions are united around the above five areas of need.