About Us

WHO WE ARE:  Lions are ordinary men and women of all ages, from all walks of life, who bridge religious, political, economic and social boundaries. We are united by the common desire to make a difference by contributing our personal time and talents to help others – especially the deserving in our own community. Our motto is “We Serve.” Fairfax Lions Club received the “KINDNESS MATTERS SERVICE AWARD,” one of 20 clubs from over 46,000 Lions Clubs around the world to be so recognized.

We are one of 70 Lions clubs in Northern Virginia, all part of the largest service organization in the world. Being a member of the Fairfax Lions Club is both fun and rewarding.  Not only have we received the annual “best club”award many times, our dedicated and interesting members all share the privilege of giving back to the community by being a Lion.

Where We Meet

We hold dinner meetings twice monthly, on the first and third Tuesdays at 6:30 PM at the American Legion Post 177, at 3939 Oak Street, Fairfax, VA, 22030. Click here for a map and directions . Dinners include a social, a speaker, and club announcements. Our club meetings are fun and entertaining.  Guests are cordially invited.  Please let us know to expect you by sending an email to:   info@fairfaxlions.org

Our Annual Service Projects

We sponsor service projects on a regular basis including:

  • Scholarships to handicapped students
  • Vision screening at several locations around the calendar
  • Eye examinations and glasses for needy citizens of the community
  • The “Bland Music Competition” (vocal and instrumental) for school-age students (K-12)
  • Eye glass and hearing aid collection and recycling http://www.valions.org/egrc/index.html
  • “Peace Poster” contest for middle school students
  • Hearing examinations and hearing aids
  • Food baskets to the needy during the holidays
  • Health and welfare assistance
  • Blood drives
  • Hearing dogs for hearing impaired.
  • Leader dogs for sight impaired
  • Sponsorship for youth baseball teams
  • Support for scouting and other youth programs
  • Maintain a cabin at the Northern VA Lions Youth Camp  http://valions.org/lyc/index.html
  • Diabetes awareness programs
  • Youth drug awareness programs
  • Monthly bingo at the Fairfax nursing home

Special Service Projects

The Fairfax Host Lions are leaders in many regional, national, and international projects including but not limited to:

  • Support for the Rugarama Hospital, Uganda
  • Donations to the Lions Katrina relief through the Lions International Foundation
  • Financial and volunteer support for the Virginia Lions Eye Clinic (VLEI) at InovaFairfax Hospital
  • Financial and volunteer support for the Low Vision Center at Inova FairfaxHospital
  • We are a model club through our support for the Lions Sight First II program

The club raises approximately $60,000 annually from fund raising projects including our annual Florida Citrus Fruit Sale, and our vehicle donation program.

To date the Fairfax Host Lions Club has donated over 600,000 volunteer hours, raising over $1.6 million dollars and returning 100% of proceeds to the community in charitable ways.

If you are community-minded, love the spirit of fellowship and want to make a statement of satisfaction you need to be a member of the Fairfax Host Lions Club.

501(c)(3) Charitable Status

Fairfax Host Lions Club Charities is registered with the IRS as a charitable organization. Contributions are tax-deductible. Click here for more information from the IRS website.