Since 1926, we have been guided by the motto: 
"we serve," locally, nationally, and internationally, wherever there is a need.

Our Mission

Lions are known as "knights of the blind;" our primary mission is programs and services for the blind and visually impaired. We aim to eliminate preventable and reversible blindness, but we also participate in more wide-reaching community health programs and projects. We are once again the recipient of the Certificate of Excellence Award 2018 from Lions International for focusing our efforts each on the Environment, Youth, Diabetes, and Hunger.

Our Foundation Supports

  • Free eye exams and glasses for Summit children and seniors that quality
  • Camp Marcella - (New Jersey Camp for the Blind
  • Eversight New Jersey-providers of corneas
  • Lions Club International (LCIF) for Environment, Youth, Diabetes and Hunger projects worldwide
  • New Jersey Foundation for the Blind
  • New Jersey Vision Loss Alliance


  • Summit Helping It's People (SHIP) providers of meals and shelter
  • Sunshine Kids Foundation for children with cancer
  • Summit Area YMCA - Family Assistance
  • Summit Dept of Community Programs Movie Night for Youth
  • Summit HS College Scholarship 
  • Family Promise for Homeless Families
  • Union County Association for the Blind
  • Overlook Hospital Auxilary

You can’t get very far until you start doing something
for somebody else.
— Melvin Jones, Lions Club Founder