Mission & History

Our Mission

The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation provides vision and hearing services through education, detection, prevention and treatment. Through collaborative partnerships we enable greater independence and increased quality of life for Georgians in financial need.

Our Vision

tom-binghamBuilding a better tomorrow by bringing individuals into a world of sight and sound.

The Lighthouse was the dream of a blind man, Atlanta Lion Tom Bingham. In 1949, Atlanta Lions, led by Bingham, along with Moultrie and Albany Lions, each contributed $1,000, and the Lighthouse was born. Over 300 Lions Club throughout the state continue to the Legacy of Tom Bingham, spearheading fundraising efforts in their local communities and volunteering countless hours in the recycling center and at clinics throughout the state.