The club collects used eyeglasses, hearing aids and cellphones for reuse by individuals worldwide. Locally, the Park Ridge Lions Club has supported projects and funding to:
Avenues to Independence-programs for individuals with developmental disabilities;
Center of Concern-Senior Citizen services;
Have Dreams-educational programs for children with autism;
Illinois Eye Bank;
Jeanine Schulz School;
Lighthouse for the Blind;
Maine Niles Special Recreation;
Park Ridge Community Fund.
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.