Greater Metro Detroit Lions Club
What we have been doing
We proudly support our district peers in lionism: Leader Dog for the Blind, Lions Hearing Center of Michigan and Penrickton for Blind Children just to name a few from a list of many.
GMDLC members are proactively involved in a variety of projects including actively collecting unneeded eye glasses and used hearing aids, as we help those in need of hearing aids and eye glasses. We support deaf/hard of hearing community programs, activities, and events such as, Camps, and Deaf Awareness Day.
Other projects are being added as GMDLC grows its membership with citizens/parents who want to network with like-minded individuals whom are passionate about community service.
Lions Hearing Center Of Michigan (LHC) along with GMDLC created , and spearheads the Love-Peel Scholarship for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students, these scholarships are awarded annually. To date, over 36 Scholarships have been awarded since 2010, with more to come in the near future.
Our Mission is to create a broad-based collaborative community initiative. GMDLC assists, includes and involves Parents with deaf/hard of hearing children to help themselves complete their education and achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Through GMDLC Community Involvement, Community Empowerment through information provided by GMDLC, and Advocacy rendered by GMDLC, through associates. In order to support our peers helping them develop positive self-esteem, while working to assist them, and their children clarify values on which to build a successful life.
Lions clubs world wide raise money through fundraising, and direct donations on a continuous bases, all clubs then disperse those funds to the many charities, projects , and scholarships they have chosen to support. at the end of each fiscal year.
Membership Drive: We need your help. We understand that it is through the Help, Participation, and Resolve of MANY that Small Accomplishments are made GREAT. Please Join Us
Signing with Khy
She is the daughter of Lion Khadja Hicks. Khyiana is a Deaf senior at Michigan school for the Deaf. She was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She does not let her Deafness stop her. She never takes no for an answer. She’s always making sure the community is aware of Deaf Culture. She enjoys school and making others laugh. Her dream is to publish a book series , to own her own hair salon, and to continue teaching sign language to the hearing community. She has been involved with numerous organizations! She is a general board member of the Association for the Advancement of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AADHH) and she also has attended GMDLC events and meetings. She’s breaking statistics and proving young Deaf women can be successful. Her goal is to bring awareness to sign language so that everyone can be able to communicate with each other. It is her desire that this book will build skills to understand the basic ASL alphabet to be encouraged to learn more for better communication in sign language. She would like to make a series of books to bring Deaf Awareness to the hearing community. She will be attending Madonna University in the fall of 2022. Here is her email to purchase books in person or if you would like to make a donation to Khyiana to purchase items needed to make her book sells successful:firstname.lastname@example.orgCashApp: $KhyianaHere is Amazon link: click here
Please consider supporting this Deaf teen in being an entrepreneur.Thank you for your support!Lion Khadija Hicks, GMDLC Membership Chair