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The Cumberland / North Yarmouth Lions Club is an inclusive, non-profit service organization serving our communities since 1961. We are a diverse group of volunteers dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of those in need. With unmatched integrity and energy, we serve, striving to make the world a better place, one community at a time.

2023-2024 lions club officers group photo


Since 1961 the Cumberland / North Yarmouth Lions Club has served our two communities by providing eyeglass service and vision screenings, sponsoring Greely scholarships, supporting and sponsoring local scout troops, delivering poinsettias to the elderly at Christmas time, sponsoring Greely delegates to Boys and Girls State, supporting the local Food Pantry, and spearheading the annual Christmas Tree lighting / Santa visit event in the Town Center.

We accept grant applications from community groups that align with our Core Charitable Causes. Our goal is to do the most good for the most people. Grants approved generally range from $50 to $1000. Read how to submit a Grant Funding Request.

We have provided support to the Prince Memorial Library, Meals on Wheels, Iris Network, Opportunity Farm, Camp Sunshine, Camp Susan Curtis, and the Ronald McDonald House.

In 1987 the club organized The CNY Lions Scholarship Fund to grant scholarships to Greely High School graduates entering college or seeking advanced degrees at technical or trade schools. To date, over $358,000 has been awarded to more than 200 students. The fund is a Maine Non-Profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

These initiatives are made possible by donations and funds collected from our local Lions fundraisers: the Lions food booth at the Cumberland Fair, the annual citrus sale, apple pie sales (proceeds to Food Pantry), and a food booth at Twin Brook events. We count on the people of Cumberland and North Yarmouth to support these fundraisers and greatly appreciate their continued support.

We welcome new members year-round. Join us and help make a difference today!

A list of Lions clubs international global causes
We are serving a world in need. One act of kindness at a time.

Our association is made up of 1.4 million members in 49,000 clubs who bring hands and hearts to the communities we serve in nearly every country on earth. Our Lions and Leos help hundreds of millions of people every year. 

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