The mission of our club is to provide support—financial and otherwise—to our designated charities and programs. We do this by conducting fundraising events and providing volunteer services, the profits from which are distributed at the direction of our Board of Directors.
From 2004 through 2016, the amount of money contributed by our club to local, national and international charitable causes exceeds $1,200,000.
From the Grand Rapids Lions Club Articles of Incorporation (1919)
Mission: To form a diverse body of members who will strive to (a) Create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world; (b) Promote the principles of good government and good citizenship; (c) Take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community; (d) Unite the members in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship, mutual understanding, and networking; (e) Provide a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest; (f) Encourage service-minded people to serve their community and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works and private endeavors; (h) Engage in promotions and other money raising projects to raise funds for carrying on any of such purposes, either directly or on behalf of organizations with similar purposes; and (i) to do all things necessary, related, or incidental to said purposes.