In 1925 Helen Keller challenged Lions to become "Knights of the blind." Since then Lions everywhere have been committed to blindness prevention, and have been recognized throughout the world for their service to the blind and visually impaired. That includes Vancouver Lions. Although our cause has expanded over the years, it is Helen Keller‘s challenge that continues to guide us.
Our Club focuses a majority of its efforts on the Washington State School For The Blind, the Washington School For The Blind Foundation, the School Of Piano Technology for the Blind, and the Washington School for the Deaf. We brought the, now familiar, White Cane Days fund drive to our community, and our members founded Walk And Knock, an annual food drive embraced by almost every service club in our community that fills local food banks each December.
Our Club endorses the charitable programs of Lions International, such as SightFirst (a program designed to eliminate preventable blindness around the world) and Lions Clubs International Foundation (a charitable foundation that provides humanitarian services, disaster relief and vocational assistance). Our Lions actively participate in the Clark County Sight and Clark County Hearing committees to distribute eyeglasses, hearing aids and medical assistance to persons with sight or hearing disabilities throughout Clark County, Washington.