• Bonita Springs Lions Club

    Our 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members make us the world's largest service club organization.We're also one of the most effective. Our members do whatever is needed to help their local communities.

  • Since 1962

    The Bonita Springs Lions Club has consistently supported charitable needs in our community, state and worldwide.The Bonita Springs Lions Club has funded these needs in excess of $275,000 per year for the past ten years and has topped $300,000 several times.

  • Model Club

    We received special recognition as the number one club in the world for our financial support for the Sight First II project.We have been honored as a "Model Club" and humbly accept the recognition and responsibility that accompanies this special acknowledgement.

  • Charitable Eye Clinic

    Due to the Clinic's overwhelming success, it was decided to expand the Clinic, adding the ability to provide certain surgical services that will further serve the community. .

  • Wednesday Market

    Our Wednesday Morning Fresh Grown Market
    Fresh produce, Breads, Fruits, Fish, and Flowers and MORE
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  • Thrift Store

    We offer new and used items from clothes to electronics, books to furniture, and everything in-between.
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  • Pancake Breakfast

    Please join us for our famous Pancake Breakfast !Every Saturday 7:30 am until 10:30 am
    (Every Saturday Jan thru March 31)
    For only a $6 donation
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  • Florida Lions Eye Clinc

    The Club has been a leader in funding eye care in Lee County and surrounding areas, and the Clinic is an important expansion to its mission
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Melvin Jones

MelvinJones2Read Melvin Jones' Biography to learn more about the founder of Lions Clubs International:

Melvin Jones was born on January 13, 1879 in Fort Thomas, Arizona, the son of a United States Army captain who commanded a troop of scouts. Later, his father was transferred and the family moved east. As a young man, Melvin Jones made his home in Chicago, Illinois, became associated with an insurance firm and in 1913 formed his own agency.

He soon joined the Business Circle, a businessmen's luncheon group, and was shortly elected secretary. This group was one of many at that time devoted solely to promoting the financial interests of their membership. Because of their limited appeal, they were destined to disappear. Melvin Jones, then a 38-year-old Chicago business leader, had other plans.

"What if these men," Melvin Jones asked, "who are successful because of their drive, intelligence and ambition, were to put their talents to work improving their communities?" Thus, at his invitation, delegates from men's clubs met in Chicago to lay the groundwork for such an organization and on June 7, 1917, Lions Clubs International was born.

Melvin Jones eventually abandoned his insurance agency to devote himself full time to Lions at International Headquarters in Chicago. It was under his dynamic leadership that Lions clubs earned the prestige necessary to attract civic-minded members.

The association's founder was also recognized as a leader by those outside the association. One of his greatest honors was in 1945 when he represented Lions Clubs International as a consultant in San Francisco, California, at the organization of the United Nations.

Melvin Jones, the man whose personal code – "You can't get very far until you start doing something for somebody else" – became a guiding principle for public-spirited people the world over, died June 1, 1961 at 82 years of age.

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Donations make possible our worldwide efforts to restore sight, provide disaster relief, support youth and address other humanitarian needs.

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Ready to Help, Worldwide Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller. And communities get better. That's because we help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy. The World's Largest Service Club Organization Our 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members make us the world's largest service club organization. We're also one of the most effective. Our members do whatever is needed to help their local communities. Everywhere we work, we make friends. With children who need eyeglasses, with seniors who don’t have enough to eat and with people we may never meet.

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Bonita Springs Lions Charities, Inc. 239-325-4011


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A Project of the Southwest Florida Lions Clubs

The Lions Clubs provide a FREE vision and hearing screening program for pre-school children ages 3 and 4 years of age intended to identify early signs of Amblyopia, "lazy eye"; including asymmetric refractive errors, Astigmatism “blurred vision from distortion of the cornea”; Hyperopia, “farsightedness”; Myopia, “nearsightedness”; and Strabismus “crossed eyes”.

Our Impact

When it comes to meeting challenges, our response is simple: We serve. Our volunteer projects unite Lions around the world. And our work is unconditional.
We aren't limited by continents or restricted to certain causes. Lions help wherever, whenever and however we can.