Welcome to North Carolina Lions…

A Mission to Care, to Enrich, and to Serve Our North Carolina Citizens

Brighter Visions

NCLI’s 12 programs and services are dedicated to serving the blind and visually impaired, aid the prevention of vision loss, and provide support to NC residents.

The Camp Dogwood Car Raffle Winner Is…

Congratulations to Rayvon and Berta King from Gulf, North Carolina and Goldston Lions Club for winning the 2016/2017 Camp Dogwood Car Raffle out of the 130,000 + tickets sold! The winning tickets was sold by the Goldston Lions Club!

Education & Information

NC Lions empower communities to save sight through early detection and timely treatment of diabetic eye disease, glaucoma and age related macular degeneration (AMD), and to encourage appropriate treatment of low vision.


Matching Grants are provided for local Lions Clubs to provide help for people in financial need in their local communities with the cost of purchasing glasses, exams and surgeries.


NC Lions provide for clinical research at the major universities in our state. These include: Wake Forest University Eye Center, NC Lions Pediatric Eye Center at Duke University and NC Kittner Eye Center at UNC Chapel Hill.

NC Lions Mobile Screening Unit

Over 200,000 NC children and adults have been screened for the detection of vision problems in our hope to eliminate the loss of vision.


Annual grants are provided to the North Carolina Lions VIP Fishing Tournament that attracts over 500 blind and visually impaired people to the Outer Banks. The tournament is the largest gathering of blind and visually impaired people in North Carolina.


Educational Grants are avaulabe to sighted children of visually impaired parents to support their quest of higher education.


Support and mobility canes are available free of charge from North Carolina Lions Clubs to any blind or visually impaired person in North Carolina.

477,772
pairs of eyeglasses were recycled providing improved vision to thousands of individuals over the past three years.

38,155
individuals received examinations at the Mobile Screening Unit over the past three years.

6,017
pairs of eyeglasses were purchased through Matching Funds over the past three years.

3,759
Support and Mobility Canes were given to the Visually Impaired over the past three years.

3,108
eye exams were provided through Matching Funds over the past three years!

2,001
campers attended Camp Dogwood for a week over the past three years.

41
sighted students of visually impaired parents received Education Grants over the past three years.

Your donation to NC Lions, Inc. enables us to assist and empower blind and visually impaired residents as well as continue our work in preventing vision loss in our North Carolina communities. Your ongoing support of Camp Dogwood provides an exciting summer camp experience for over 800 blind and visually impaired campers each year.

Please make a tax-deductible donation today.

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United, North Carolina Lions’ passion for giving a better quality of life for the citizens of the state make dreams come true.

From our 56 acre Camp Dogwood on Lake Norman to our mobile screening unit traveling from Murphy to Manteo, continuous support and care for the visually impaired, friends such as you help us do extraordinary things.

Every day, your gift gives a better life for those less fortunate.

I think it is a blessing to have all the people who make Camp Dogwood possible, and I also commend all the staff, counselors, and Lion volunteers, they are all awesome. I thoroughly enjoy Camp Dogwood, and I tell everyone what a great place it is. Thank you all for all the love and support you give; it makes my life better.

– Robin Cloninger

Don Henry, the table assistant, was great. He bent over backwards to get us what we needed. Elizabeth had so much energy and acts like she loves all she does. Driennie had great devotion and boating. Josh had great exercises for us. He tried to make us look like models a work in progress. This was my first time at Camp Dogwood!

I was told it was wonderful and I should come. What a wonderful experience. I saw so many happy faces and made some new friends. The Lions Club has made a difference in so many lives. I was so glad to be a part of this week.

– Barbara Crary

Thank you for a wonderful week at camp. It is the highlight of my summer. You and your staff are the best at making sure each camper has a wonderful week. I love Camp Dogwood and I hope to come back each and every summer. You and your staff rock!

Thank you again.

– Mark and Judy Allen

This was my first time here at Camp Dogwood and I must say that this has truly been a blessing to me! To all the staff, volunteers, and campers this will always be a memory that I wont forget! I’m thankful for the help, love shown, and new faces that I had a pleasure to meet like Bill Ashe, Sarah Allen, Michele Susie, Kyle, Mandy, Ryan, Greg, Hannah, and so many more! Thank you. I will go back home humbled, full of more love, and ready to volunteer with my local Lions Club.

– Rose Page

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