The Marion Noon Lions Club Fund was created in 2002 through a series of donations from the local service club. The primary purpose of this fund is to support sight conservation, including helping sight-impaired residents of Marion County, and to support the funding of local, regional, and national treatment, training, and research programs in the field of sight conservation. Grants from this fund have provided eyeglasses and vision aids for local residents.
Lions Clubs International is a service organization which strives to create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world, promote the principles of good government and good citizenship, and take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community. Lions Clubs promote friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding and encourage service-minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward. They are well known for their collection of eyeglasses for redistribution to third world countries.
The Marion Noon Lions Club disbanded after the creation of this fund; however, the organization maintains an active presence in Marion through the Pleasant Lions Club, Marion Evening Lions Club, Prospect Lions Club, and Ridgedale High School Leo Club.