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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 and share a free meal, see what we are all about! Email info@glenellynlions.org for more information, see you soon!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

THANKSGIVING AND THE HOLIDAY SEASON

The Glen Ellyn Lions are always ready and willing to help volunteer for great causes, and we know there are a ton of great organizations that may need some extra hands during Thanksgiving and duirng the holiday season. If you know of any volunteer opportunities or are in need of some volunteers, please contact us at: info@glenellynlions.org

Each year our club has a membership holiday party. This year our club will be having our holiday party at Reserve 22 in Glen Ellyn. We love giving back to the community and there is no better time to do this then when we are together as a group. We have decided to collect donations at our holiday party for both the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, and the DuPage Care Center.

If you are interested in donating to either the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry or the DuPage Care Center please visit their websites to see what their neesd are and what things are in high demand. The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry's website is: http://glenellynfoodpantry.org/donations/ and the DuPage Care Center's donation page is: http://www.dupageco.org/Care_Center/1870/

 

SHOP WITH SCRIP PROGRAM

There are some people on your holiday gift list who might be really hard to shop for, what should you get them, what will they like or use? If getting them a gift card is the best option then we have a great option for you!
 

With the Shop with Scrip program, your Glen Ellyn Lions Club provides you with access to hundreds of gift card options and 40% of your total purchase will be donated back to our club! These donations will be used to help fund programs for the Lions of Illinois Foundation and local non profit agencies helping persons in need in our community.

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It's a WIN WIN! You will be able to both buy a great, useful gift for your loved ones, and at the same time you are donating back to local charities!

These gift card offers are not just a great idea for the holidays, but for any gift giving occasion such as Birthdays, Graduations, House Warmings, Baby Showers, Get Well Present, or a helpful Thank You! The Scrip Program is available all year round! So make your account today and start your holiday shoping early!

Click this link https://shop.shopwithscrip.com/Login/Enroll and post this enrollment code CF9E81D545723. When registering for your account please enter Glen Ellyn Lions Club in the Student Name/Classroom Group lines. The holidays are coming and this is a quick and easy way to both support your Glen Ellyn Lions Club and give joy to your friends, family, and other loved ones this holiday season!

Candy Day Recap!

We wanted to send a huge thank you to our community members, and others who donated to our Candy Day drive this year! We were blessed to have such great weather as well this year. So far in our caclucaitons we have raised over $300! We will be collecting the majority of our donations in our next November meeting, so stay tuned for more exciting news! These donations will be going to the Lions of IL Foundation and going to supporting their life changing programs. Plus, as you can see, we had a great time out there. Thank you again to the community members who donated, we could not do our great work without your help!

District 1-J Bowling Tournament

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 January 21st at Fox Bowl in Glen Ellyn, lucky we get to have it in our own backyard! There are 2 times for bowling, 9am and 12pm. This year we will be hosting 2 teams of 4! We love getting together with other clubs, seeing other members and talking about their past year of events.

Ski For Sight January 2018

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. This year, theSki for Sight event is January 26-28. 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 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 link below!


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, 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, Camp Lions, 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. Transparency and accountability operate at every level; in fact, The Financial Times has ranked Lions Clubs International Foundation the "best among non-government organizations worldwide with which to work."

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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