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We are the Glen Ellyn Lions Club, and WE SERVE! We gather together in Lionism to help those in need through volunteering, fundraising, and donating our profits to local charities/organizations. We are always looking for new members to join us in our mission to help others! Come to a meeting at Barones of Glen Ellyn and share a free meal with us, see what we do and what our meetings are all about!

Email info@glenellynlions.org for more information, see you soon!

Donate directly to our Glen Ellyn Lions Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, directly below.

Your donations help vision and hearing impared persons live life to the fullest! Whether someone is in need of a hearing aid, vision testing, orientation and mobility training for persons with low vision/blind, diabetic pre-testing and diabetic awarness events, eyeglasses or other medical services, the Glen Ellyn Lions Foundation is here to provide these services and more!

 

Where does the money go?
To the Lions of Illinois Foundation as well as local charities such as Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center, Bridge Communities, Northern Illinois Food Bank, Spectrios Institute For Low Vision, Ski For Sight, the Humanitarian Service Project, Care Center DuPage, Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, Audiologic Services, and many more!

 How much donated money goes to the Lions club's charitable causes?
We give 100 percent!

100% of the profits generated from our projects are donated back to the local community through our Glen Ellyn Lions Foundation and to the Lions Clubs International through the LCIF. We cover all costs from our own dues, ensuring that ALL donated funds go to the many charitable causes we support.

 

NEWS AND EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS!

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DISTRICT 1-J BOWLING EXTRAVAGANZA!

January 20 2019

Not only do we volunteer and put on fundrasiers, but we also have fun! Each year our Lion District 1-J hosts a fun bowling tournament, usually in the winter. This year our tournament will be on Jan 20th 2019. There will be raffle prizes and awards for the top bowlers, but it doesn't matter how well someone bowls anyway because we just love being out together as a group! We look forward to another great event this year. 

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SKI FOR SIGHT JANUARY 25, 25, 27 2019

Every year in Winter local Lions Clubs come together to put on a weekend of winter fun for persons with low vision or vision imparements. With the help of hundreds of volunteers and other Lions Clubs in District 1-J, we are able to help guide and support participants so they can do activities like skiing, ice fishing, dinner, bingo, bowling, dancing and more. This weekend gives persons with sight imparements the chance to experience things they may not otherwise get the chance to do. For more information click here:

http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2008/12/08/lions-in-action-ski-for-sight/

This year, 2019, the Ski for Sight event will take place on January 25, 26, and 27 held in Sycamore and DeKalb IL.

This event is made possible by your donations and sponsorships as well as volunteers donating their time to help participants with all the daily activities. This year you can help sponsor a participant for the weekend for only $200! Last year, the Glen Ellyn Lions Club was able to sponsor 3 participants! We hope to sponsor more participants, and if you want to help us sponsor someone please donate by clicking the button below!

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ANNUAL ALL YOU CAN EAT BARONES PASTA DINNER

We are really looking forward to our amazing Annual Pasta Dinner, to be held on May 4th 2019 at St. Petronille Catholic Church in Glen Ellyn. Tickets are $7 per attendee and kids 7 and under eat free! It will be from 5pm-8pm. Our annual event has of course amazing food from Barones as well as alcoholic beverages provided by the Knights of Colombus. This is a great family event so bring your parents, in-laws, grandchildren, children, husband, wife, neighbors and friends!

This year we are bringing back the vision screening machine thanks to the Elburn Lions Club! This machine allows for someone to simply look into the viewfinder and it will assess possible eye diseases and vision issues. It also will work with children as young as 6 months old. It offers a chance for people who have not see the eye Dr. in a while, or who do not have insurance to get an exam, to get a quality screening to see if there are any eye issues that should be addressed. We love providing our friends and neighbors with access to this amazing machine as well as access to exams and glasses in partnership with Dr. Kellyn in Glen Ellyn!

All proceeds from this event will go to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, so why not dine out and get some ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Barones and know your money is going to a great cause. 

All proceeds from this event will be going to the pantry, so bring your friends and even your enemies because eveyrone loves a good night out supporting a great local organization!!!! The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry will be in attendance to do a brief overview of their services as well, so come prepared for a great evening out to support the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry!

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HOLIDAY RECAP

This year we were able to volunteer for the YMCA Christmas Tree Lot which helped raise money for their schollarships to aid families in affording the Y programing! Additionally we helped make Christmas Baskets for the Glen Ellyn Junior Women's Club (GEJWC) which helped support over 150+ families with food and gifts during the holiday season. A few members also participated in delivering these baskets to families, a very rewarding day!

Over the holidays we celebrated the season as Lions together during our Annual Christmas Party held at Ki's Steakhouse in Glendale Heights. We thank Ki's for their hospitality and great food. When we gather as Lions we want to make a positive impact on our community and this year we donated several bags of food to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry as well as a few bags of small trinketts and entertainment items to the DuPage Care Center for their residents. We are happy for what we have as Lions and giving back is the least we can do. We look forward to next holiday season so we can help more organizations and community members in need.

 

 

Since 1917, Lions clubs have offered people the opportunity to give something back to their communities. From involving members in projects as local as cleaning up an area park or as far-reaching as bringing sight to the world's blind, Lions clubs have always embraced those committed to building a brighter future for their community.

Our programs are continually changing to meet new needs and greater demands, but our mission has never wavered: "We Serve."

We Serve - more than a motto - it's who we are.

 

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

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