You wonâ€™t find any wild tigers at these campgrounds, but you may find a few bears when you go camping at Lions Club campgrounds. These volunteer-operated getaways help support the international service club’s goals to create healthier, happier communities on every continent. Hereâ€™s why you should look for one of these campgrounds whenever you go RVing.
The Story Behind the Lions Club Campgrounds
Lions Club International is over a century old.
Maybe you noticed their little white eyeglass donation boxes propped in the corner of nearly every post-office in the United States and Canada. Perhaps youÂ placed your old frames inside so that the Lions Club International chapter in your neighborhood could send them out for refurbishing. If youÂ did that, your old eyeÂ glassesÂ got spruced up and shipped out. The recipient was a low income person whoÂ received the gift of sight, possibly for the first time ever. This eye glass recycling tradition dates back to 1925, when Hellen Keller inspired club members to advocate for vision-impaired people around the world.
But if you’re not familiar with the other projects the Lions Club takes on, you should be. Vision advocacy is just one small segment of their mission. Each day around the world, over 1.4 million club members volunteer their talents and time for community improvement campaigns. These projects include ending hunger, creating diabetes awareness programs, protecting and restoring the environment and helping children with cancer live happier lives. Despite declining numbers of service club participants around the world, the Lions continue doing important volunteer projects thatÂ improve our communities.
Visiting Lions Club Campgrounds is Money Well Spent
Gorgeous scenery from Lions Club Tumbler Ridge Campground, British Columbia
Tucked neatly within the LCIâ€™s important causes are the clubâ€™s dozens of campgrounds located in North America. Many are run entirely by volunteer labor and club members. Most are in Canada. The United
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