How we serve our communities
San Diego Downtown Lions Club
DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO LIONS CLUB · 310 MARKET STREET, SAN DIEGO, CA 92101 · 619-239-7264
To partner with individuals and organizations to improve our community
and to help those we serve.
To be the premier service club in San Diego composed of members
actively committed to service and fellowship.
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WE SERVE….PUTTING MONEY WHERE OUR MOUTH IS!
The amount the San Diego Lions Welfare Foundation has donated between
July, 1996 and December, 2016 to the San Diego community.
Some of our recent grants:
$1,000 for the Encinitas Blind Surfing Event
$1,800 for hearing aids for 4 individuals
$3,000 to Interfaith Shelter Network El Nido Program
$8,950 to Traveler's Aid for the Journey to Safety Program
$10,000 to the Armed Services YMCA for the Operation Hero Program
$2,500 to the San Diego Natural History Museum for the Access Program
$5,448 to the SD Young Artists Music Academy for uniforms
$3,000 to Girls Rising for the 2016 Holiday Gathering Needs list
$7,375 to Kid's Turn for the Peak Performance Program
$5,000 to the New Children's Museum for the Partners in Creativy Program
$5,000 to Promises2Kids for the Toy Lending Program
Becoming a Lion
For more information
about becoming a member of the San Diego Downtown Lions
please use this form
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also call (619) 239-7264.
Membership: Diverse, Involved, Good Friends
Our members include dedicated men and women, leaders in San Diego, who represent a wide diversity of professions and interests. About 140 members strong, the Downtown San Diego Lions Club partners with individuals and organization to help those in need.
We have fun at weekly meetings at Lions Manor that feature speakers and special guests that inform and entertain. Members get together often to attend sports and social events and family activities, making life-long friends
in the process.
Since 1917, Lions have served the world’s population through hard work and commitment to make a difference in the lives of people everywhere. With 1.38 million members serving in 46,481 Clubs in over 210 countries and geographical areas, Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization. The Downtown San Diego Lions Club is one of the largest Lions Clubs in the United States.
Lions Community Manor
Lions Community Manor is the jewel in the crown of the Downtown San Diego Lions Club. Conceptualized by forward-thinking Lions in the 70s, the building was completed in the early ‘80s and it began the revitalization of the famous Gaslamp Quarter. Lions Manor offers housing to San Diego’s low-income seniors and wheel-chair handicapped citizens, and is unique to San Diego service clubs because it houses a state-of-the-art meeting room for club members, and a permanent executive office and board room for the club.
When it comes to meeting challenges, our response is simple: We serve. In our community, we are involved in volunteer work, helping, leading, planning and▶ Learn more about our Welfare Foundation▶ Learn more about our Community Services▶ Learn more about how we serve Community Youth supporting. Because we're local, we can serve the unique needs of the San Diego community. And because we're global, we can address challenges that go beyond borders.
We want everyone to see a better tomorrow. That's why we support sight programs and services including vision screenings, eye banks and eyeglass recycling. Provide eye care services to those at risk of losing their sight. The Downtown San Diego Lions Club is involved in a wide variety of projects that reach out to children, seniors, physically disadvantaged, the men and women of our Armed Services.
We empower the next generation. By providing youth volunteer opportunities and leadership experiences, our youth programs invest in the future by reaching out to young people.
We serve local communities – and protect the planet. From performing hands-on community work and service projects to providing emergency assistance, our community and environment programs improve our communities – and protect the environment.
NEED TO CONTACT OR VIEW THE MEETING SCHEDULE FOR ANOTHER LIONS CLUB WORLDWIDE? Visit lionsclubs.org for information about Lions around the world and the club locator.
NEED EYE GLASSES? Call the Lions Optometric Vision Clinic at (619) 298-5273 to make an appointment or a referral for low-cost eyeglasses. 1805 Upas Street, San Diego, CA 92103 or email the Clinic directly at email@example.com
NEED EYE SURGERY? The San Diego Lions Club is affiliated with the Southern California Lions Eye Institute, a group that assists low-income persons who need eye surgery. Persons who need eye surgery may be considered for referral by this Lions Club. Please call the Lions office at (619) 239-7264 to request a form or leave your phone number and address and a form will be mailed to you.
DO YOU HAVE EYE GLASSES TO DONATE? Please mail them to the Lions Optometric Vision Clinic at 1805 Upas Street, San Diego, CA 92103. Or you can call them at (619) 298-5273 to see when you can drop them off.
NEED (OR WISH TO DONATE) HEARING AIDS? Call the Hearing Foundation toll-free at (800) 327-8077 for information about obtaining low-cost hearing aids, or check out their website at www.earofthelion.org.
NEED INFORMATION ABOUT TRAINING AND EQUIPMENT FOR THE VISION-IMPAIRED? Call the San Diego Center for the Blind at (619) 583-1542 for information about how to cope with vision loss. 5922 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115. Check out the website at: sdcb.org for more information.
NEED INFORMATION ABOUT SOCIAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR THE VISION-IMPAIRED? Call the Blind Community Center at (619) 298-5021 for more information. 1805 Upas Street, San Diego, CA 92103
NEED INFORMATION ABOUT PROGRAMS FOR AT-RISK YOUTH? Contact the Boys & Girls Foundation at boysandgirlsfoundation.org for more information.
NEED INFORMATION ABOUT THE LIONS/MIKE MORROW BASEBALL INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT? Please go to lionsbaseball.org for more information.
For more information on upcoming speakers, or to
propose an upcoming speaker or event, please contact us
at (619) 239-7264.
Since 1917, Lions have served the world's population through hard work and commitment to make a difference in the lives of people everywhere. With 1.38 million members serving in 46,481 clubs in over 210 countries and geographical areas, Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization. The Downtown San Diego Lions Club is one of the largest Lions Clubs in the United States .
Although Lions internationally are noted for their assistance to the blind, the San Diego Lions Club is involved in a wide variety of projects that reach out to children, seniors, physically disadvantaged, the men and women of our Armed Services, and more!
Established in 1922, the San Diego Lions Club is one of very few service clubs to enjoy the ownership and use of its own beautiful meeting facility. Our meeting room and Executive Offices are located in the heart of San Diego's exciting Gaslamp District.
We welcome Lions from around the world
to join us when visiting San Diego! We invite all service-minded individuals located in San Diego to call for information about attending a meeting!