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Grants Approved at the February/March 2014 Board of Trustees Meeting: 82 Grants Approved, Totaling US$4,287,227

An estimated 2 million people will benefit through these humanitarian projects.  

Australia, District 201-C2 — A grant of US$28,947 was given to Lions in District 201-C2 to equip two cancer patient lodges that are part of the Cancer Council South Australia. More than 3,000 cancer patients and their families will benefit from this project annually.

Australia, District 201-V3 — A grant of US$32,871 was given to Lions in District 201-V3 to purchase neurobionics research equipment for the Bionics Institute, a nonprofit research institute focusing on cochlear implants and hearing devices.

Australia, District 201-W2 — A grant of US$71,198 was given to the Lions of District 201-W2 to purchase research equipment for the Lions Eye Institute.

Austria, District 114-W — A grant of US$30,000 was given to Lions in District 114-W Austria to construct a primary school in central Ghana. The school will have an enrollment of 120 children.

Cambodia, Undistricted — A grant of US$50,000 was given to Lions in Cambodia to expand the Thaisyo Primary School. An estimated 320 students will benefit from the expansion each year.

Canada, District 37-O — A grant of US$24,238 was given to Lions in District 37-O Calgary to provide equipment to expand a prison eyeglass recycling program in Alberta.

Canada, District A-15 — A grant of US$60,000 was given to Lions in District A-15 to construct a Lions Resource Center for Woolwich Community Services, which helps low-income residents of the region.

Canada, District U-1 — A grant of US$50,500 was given to Lions in District U-1 to provide equipment to the eye care center at the McGill University Health Center. Nearly 800 patients each year will be examined by the equipment.

Canada, District U-2 — A grant of US$30,800 was given to Lions in District U-2 to equip a center for the blind and visually impaired that is run by the Foundation Caecitas. It is estimated that 61 people will benefit from the center annually.

China, District 382 — A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in District 382 to purchase and equip a mobile blood donation vehicle. The center estimates that the new vehicle will collect blood products that will serve 30,000 patients annually.

Denmark, Multiple District 106 — A grant of US$60,000 was given to Lions in MD 106 to provide equipment and establish a Lions Eye Center in the Republic of Georgia. It is estimated that nearly 3,595 examinations and 602 surgeries will be performed in the first year.

Ecuador, District G-1 — A grant of US$59,043 was given to Lions in District G-1 to provide medical equipment to the Quito los Olivos Medical Center. Approximately 30,000 people will benefit from this equipment annually.

France, District 103-IP — A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in District 103-IP to renovate and create water wells in Mali, as well as construct 100 latrines and provide irrigation equipment in partnership with the Lions Club of Sokala of Mali. Approximately 31,000 people will benefit from this project each year.

Germany, District 111-WL — A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in District 111-WL to expand the Ilkeek Aare Primary School in Suswa, Kenya. A dormitory will be constructed to allow more students to attend the school.

Greece, District 117-A — A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in District 117-A to construct a daycare center for children with special needs at the Saint Anargyri Association’s center for the Disabled in Thebes, Greece. It is estimated that nearly 100 children will attend the facility each year.

India, District 316-A — A grant of US$65,000 was given to Lions in District 316-A to upgrade the District 324-C1 Cancer Treatment and Research Center at Vishakhapatnam. The equipment will increase the number of annual treatments from 23,000 to 40,000.

India, District 317-B — A grant of US$20,000 was given to the Lions of District 317-B to establish a small Lions hospital at Ramdurg. It is estimated that this hospital will serve up to 22,000 patients annually.

India, District 322-C2 — A grant of US$65,000 was given to Lions in District 322-C2 to help establish a center to diagnose and treat cancer at the Rajasthan Seva Sadan Hospital in Rourkela. It is estimated that this center would treat more than 11,000 people annually.

India, District 323-F1 — A grant of US$63,227 was given to Lions in District 323-F1 to equip a vocational training center for the disabled in Dahod. Approximately 100 people will receive training each year through this program.

India, District 323-F1 — A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in District 323-F1 to provide equipment for the Shri M. M. Parikh Cardiac Center. It is estimated that 450 people will benefit from this equipment annually.

Indonesia, District 307-A1 — A grant of US$50,000 was given to Lions in District 307-A1 to provide Braille equipment for students at the Mimi Institute, a center for the blind and visually impaired. Approximately 80 students will benefit annually.

Italy, District 108-IA2 — A grant of US$13,500 was given to Lions in District 108-IA2 to upgrade the facilities for a pool therapy program for the disabled at La Missione. It is estimated that nearly 63 disabled people would use the pool on a regular basis annually.

Italy, District 108-TA3 — A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in District 108-TA3 to construct a food processing lab for the disabled at the Polis Nova center, which provides vocational training for disabled people among other services. Approximately 20 people will be trained each year.

Japan, District 332-A — A grant of US$25,000 was given to Lions in District 332-A to provide equipment for the medical emergency center at the Aomori Prefectural Center Hospital. The hospital estimates that more than 4,800 patients will benefit each year.

Japan, District 332-D — A grant of US$15,700 was given to Lions in District 332-D to provide equipment for the Shirakawa City Higashi Day Service Center for disabled and senior adults. More than 8,000 people will benefit from this new equipment each year.

Japan, District 334-A — A grant of US$20,000 was given to Lions in District 334-A to provide play therapy equipment to the Chiryu Child Support Center for physically and mentally disabled preschool-age children. Approximately 12,000 children will benefit each year from this equipment.

Japan, District 334-A — A grant of US$20,000 was given to Lions in District 334-A to renovate and equip the St. Barnabas Maternity Clinic, which provides free maternal care to those in need. The clinic estimates that more than 5,700 people will be served each year.

Japan, District 334-E — A grant of US$10,000 was given to Lions in District 334-E to construct a school in the Kalaw township of Myanmar. It is estimated that the enrollment will increase from 41 students to 100 students.

Japan, District 335-A — A grant of US$65,000 was given to Lions in District 335-A to renovate the Kobe Guide Dog Training Center operated by the Hyogo Guide Dogs Association. The center estimates that 35 dogs will be bred and raised annually as guide dogs for the blind and visually impaired.

Japan, District 335-D — A grant of US$8,280 was given to Lions in District 335-D to provide equipment to the Himeji Shirasagi Special Needs School. Approximately 250 students will benefit from this equipment annually.

Mali, District 403-A2 — A grant of US$53,454 was given to Lions in 403-A2 to provide equipment to the Center University Hospital of Kati for patients with sickle cell anemia.

Netherlands, District 110-AN — A grant of US$35,031 was given to Lions in District 110-AN to construct a pediatric ward at Nangoma Mission Hospital in Zambia, a hospital that has 36,000 children in its service area.

Netherlands, District 110-CW — A grant of US$50,000 was given to Lions in District 110-CW to partner with the North Sea Lions and District 310-A2 to construct a home for children and orphans with HIV/AIDs in Thailand.

Republic of Congo, District 403-B — A grant of US$60,000 was given to Lions in District 403-B to construct a support center for street children in Pointe Noire with the financial support of the Lions of France. It is estimated that 1,000 street children will use the services annually.

Republic of Korea, District 354-B — A grant of US$43,830 was given to Lions in District 354-B to provide equipment to the Kyong-gi Education Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired. The new equipment will serve nearly 36,000 blind and visually impaired students annually.

Republic of Korea, District 354-C — A grant of US$68,000 was given to Lions in District 354-C to provide equipment to the Korea University Hospital, a hospital which provides medical services to local residents who cannot afford medical care. It is estimated that 300 patients will benefit each year from this equipment.

Republic of Korea, District 354-D — A grant of US$51,000 was given to Lions in District 354-D to help expand and upgrade the Inkisinjani Primary School in Olorika, Kenya. The 1,200 students and staff at the school will benefit from the project.

Republic of Korea, District 355-A — A grant of US$61,205 was given to Lions in District 355-A to provide equipment for the Su-jung Eye Clinic in Busan. It is estimated that 1,000 patients will benefit each year.

Republic of Korea, District 355-B3 — A grant of US$50,000 was given to Lions in District 355-B3 to build residences for disabled individuals with the Jeon-nam eastern branch of Korea Habitat for Humanity.

Republic of Korea, District 356-B — A grant of US$65,800 was given to Lions in District 356-B to renovate and equip a Braille library at the Pyoung-Song Youth Cultural Center. It is estimated that the library will serve 11,000 blind and visually impaired people annually.

Republic of Korea, District 356-C — A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in District 356-C to provide equipment to the Lions Sight Center inside the Woo-seok University Jeonju Oriental Medicine Hospital. Approximately 300 patients will be served each year with this new equipment.

Republic of Korea, District 356-E — A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in District 356-E to provide equipment for the Kyung-buk Braille Library. The new equipment will serve nearly 10,000 blind and visually impaired people annually.

Republic of Korea, District 356-F — A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in District 356-F to renovate and equip vocational training centers for the physically disabled at the Hong-sung Welfare Center and the Cheon-an Welfare Center. More than 1,000 students will be trained annually.

Slovenia, District 129 — A grant of US$50,000 was given to Lions in District 129 to establish a Lions food kitchen. An estimated 25,000 people will benefit each year.

Sri Lanka, District 306-B1 — A grant of US$10,204 was given to Lions in District 306-B1 to provide equipment to the Negombo District Hospital’s neonatal unit. Approximately 350 to 450 babies will be treated each year.

Sri Lanka, District 306-B1 — A grant of US$10,204 was given to Lions in District 306-B1 to provide equipment for the Jaffna Teaching Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.

Sweden, District 101-GD — A grant of US$21,027 was given to Lions in District 101-GD to construct a school in Puntaland, Somalia in partnership with the Lions Club of Armo. An estimated 500 children will benefit from the school each year.

MD 300 Taiwan, District 300-A1 — A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in District 300-A1 to purchase two ambulances; one for the Kinmen County Home and one for the Lo-Sheng Sanatorium. Approximately 7,500 people will benefit each year.

MD 300 Taiwan, District 300-A2 — A grant of US$37,500 was given to Lions in District 300-A2 to provide four transport vehicles for disabled residents. Approximately 8,064 people will benefit from these vehicles.

MD 300 Taiwan, District 300-A3 — A grant of US$37,500 was given to Lions in District 300-A3 to purchase and equip two mobile rehabilitation vehicles for the disabled. Approximately 6,000 people will benefit from these vehicles each year.

MD 300 Taiwan, District 300-B1 — A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in District 300-B1 to purchase and equip a mobile vision screening vehicle for children and seniors in New Taipei City. Approximately 1,200 people will receive screenings each year.

MD 300 Taiwan, District 300-B2 — A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in District 300-B2 to purchase and equip a mobile women’s cancer screening unit in Taipei City. Approximately 8,400 women will benefit annually.

MD 300 Taiwan, District 300-C1 — A grant of US$37,500 was given to Lions in District 300-C1 to purchase a fire truck and two transport vehicles for local disabled residents. These vehicles will serve approximately 6,000 people.

MD 300 Taiwan, District 300-C2 — A grant of US$37,500 was given to Lions in District 300-C2 to purchase two transport vehicles for a nursery to support nursery school children. Approximately 12,000 children will benefit from these vehicles.

MD 300 Taiwan, District 300-C3 — A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in District 300-C3 to provide equipment for a vocational training program at the Liang Xian Tang Social Welfare Foundation’s Chen Chou Juvenile Guidance and Learning Center. Approximately 10,000 people will benefit annually.

MD300 Taiwan, District 300-D1 — A grant of US$37,500 was given to Lions in District 300-D1 to purchase five transportation vehicles for local elderly residents. Approximately 18,000 people will benefit from these vehicles.

MD 300 Taiwan, District 300-D2 — A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in District 300-D2 to help construct a children and teen welfare center through the Pintung Family Help Center. An estimate 500 children and teens will benefit each year.

MD 300 Taiwan, District 300-E1 — A grant of US$37,500 was given to Lions in District 300-E1 to purchase five transportation vehicles for local residents. Approximately 945,600 people will benefit from these vehicles.

MD 300 Taiwan, District 300-G1 — A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in District 300-G1 to purchase and equip a mobile vision screening vehicle for senior citizens. Approximately 77,500 people will receive vision screenings each year.

MD 300 Taiwan, District 300-G2 — A grant of US$37,500 was given to Lions in District 300-G2 to purchase a transportation vehicle for disabled residents. Approximately 87,000 people will benefit from this vehicle.

MD 300 Taiwan, District 300-F — A grant of US$40,000 was given to Lions in District 300-F to purchase a transportation vehicle for disabled residents and senior citizens. Approximately 3,780 people will benefit from this vehicle.

Thailand, District 310-A1 — A grant of US$44,844 was given to Lions in District 310-A1 to provide Braille equipment for the Northern Thailand School for the Blind. Approximately 2,000 students will benefit each year.

Turkey, District 118-K — A grant of US$72,000 was given to Lions in District 118-K to establish and equip an Alzheimer’s care center in Eskisehir. Three hundred people will benefit each year.

Turkey, District 118-U — A grant of US$21,600 was given to Lions in District 118-U to purchase equipment for the Gaziantep Hospital to treat retinopathy of prematurity. The hospital expects to treat 250 children annually with the equipment.

Ukraine, Undistricted — A grant of US$23,000 was given to Lions in Ukraine to purchase low vision aids for the Kiev Orphanage. Approximately 148 children with low vision will benefit annually.

United States, District 12-L — A grant of US$30,000 was provided to Lions in District 12-L Tennessee to participate in a medical mission to Senegal in partnership with the Lions of Dakar Aurore. Approximately 2,500 children will receive vision health screenings through this mission.

United States, District 12-L — A grant of US$58,040 was given to the Lions of District 12-L Tennessee to purchase a mobile sight and hearing screening van, as well as upgraded equipment to perform the screenings. An estimate 12,000 people will benefit from this project.

United States, District 24-A — A grant of US$56,000 was given to Lions in District 24-A Virginia to purchase a mobile sight and hearing screening van, as well as upgraded equipment to perform the screenings. An estimate 9,000 people will benefit from these screenings.

United States, District 25-E — A grant of US$17,917 was given to Lions in District 25-E Indiana to purchase vision screening equipment. Approximately 15,000 children will benefit from this equipment.

United States, District 27-D1 — A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in District 27-D1 Wisconsin to expand the Restoring Hope Transplant House – a home away from home for organ transplant patients. Twenty-two patients could benefit from this expansion each day.

United States, District 34-B — A grant of US$12,500 was given to Lions in District 34-B Alabama to help construct a disabled-accessible Habitat for Humanity home.

United States, District 39-E — A grant of US$15,000 was given to Lions in District 39-E Idaho to purchase vision screening equipment. Approximately 4,000 children and 1,500 adults will benefit from screening with this equipment in the first year.

United States, District 4-L2 — A grant of US$15,869 was given to Lions in District 4-L2 California to provide a new transportation van for the Whittier Boys & Girls Club for the At Risk Children program. It is estimated that 1,600 youth in the greater Los Angeles area will benefit from this grant.

United States, District 4-L5 — A grant of US$8,934 was given to Lions in District 4-L5 California to establish a prison eyeglass recycling program. An estimated 18,000 pairs of eyeglasses will be refurbished each year.

United States, District 5-M7 — A grant of US$63,904 was given to Lions in District 5-M7 Minnesota to construct a lakeside oasis living area for the Community Health Foundation of Wright County. It is estimated that 1,200 patients will benefit from this hospice building.

United States, Multiple District 31 — A grant of US$62,951 was given to Lions in MD 31 North Carolina to provide ophthalmologic equipment to the Wake Forest Baptist Health Eye Care Center. Approximately 100,000 people will benefit each year.

United States, Multiple District 31 — A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in MD 31 North Carolina to renovate the recreation center at Camp Dogwood, a camp for visually impaired residents of North Carolina.

United States, Multiple District 36 — A grant of US$50,000 was given to Lions in MD 36 Oregon to provide vision screening equipment as part of the Oregon Department of Education’s Mobile Health Screening Program. An estimated 165,000 children benefit from this mobile program.

Venezuela, District E-1 — A grant of US$75,000 was given to Lions in District E-1 to provide mammography equipment for the Lions Club Medical Center in San Cristobal. Approximately 4,800 patients will benefit each year.

In addition to the humanitarian grants awarded above, three other grants were approved by the Board of Trustees:

The 2014 Humanitarian Award of US$250,000 was awarded to David Foster of Canada. This award will be presented during the International Convention in Toronto, Canada, July 2014.

The Chaudhary Foundation was awarded US$200,000 for a microenterprise pilot project in Nepal, MD-325.

In Kenya, District 411-A, US$66,000 was provided to equip a Lions Mammography Center at the M. P. Shah Hospital, including designated funds from the Oswal family given to LCIF.

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