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Sight & Blind Projects/Activities

  • Kidsight infant & preschool screening
  • Leader Dogs for the Blind
  • Camp Lions
  • Assist low-income Macomb residents with eye exams & glasses
  • Underwrite reading of The McDonough County Voice over Radio Information Service
  • Supporter of Personal Reader Service
  • Collection of used glasses and hearing aids for redistribution to those who need them
  • Eye Donor Registration Drives
  • International SightFirst Project - Goal: to end all preventable blindness by the year 2020

 

Community Projects/Activities

  • Awareness Day for American Diabetes Association
  • Salvation Army in Kettle Drive
  • Mobile hearing/glaucoma screening
  • Assistance to low income Macomb residents with hearing testing and, if needed, hearing aids
  • Boots for Kids
  • Eight Visions
  • McDonough County Girls Softball League
  • Walk to End Alzheimers
  • McDonough County Historical Society
  • Flags of Love
  • Macomb Public Library
  • Facing the Wind - Women's Social Service Memorial 
  • Macomb Community Foundaiton (Oakwood Cemetary)
  • Childhood Cancer Research
  • Fellheimer Community Piano Fund
  • Bus Stop Bench
  • American Kennel Club Dog Show


 

Candy Days

In October of each year the club joins with the Lions of Illinois Foundation and all other clubs across the state for "Lions Candy Days." This event is the major fund raising effort for the foundation to support its many programs and activities. The money raised through Candy Days in Macomb helps local children and adults with low vision aids, eyeglasses, hearing aids, and other assistance. Also, Candy Days proceeds help children attend Camp Lions, low vision clinics, along with many other opportunities. We thank all the local businesses who help in the underwriting and all the members who devote their hard work and time.

 

Diabetes Day

Diabetes risk tests and sugarless candy are handed out in the Macomb community to raise awareness about diabetes during American Diabetes Month.

(Click on logo to visit the American Diabetes Association's site.)

 

Macomb Lions 
Appreciation Day

 

Lions Appreciation Day began in September 2010, as a new fundraiser to encourage individuals in the community to show appreciation to someone special by buying and giving roses. Since it was so well received, this has become an annual event.

This event is currently underway. Please contact a Lion if you would like to purchase a dozen roses for someone for Appreciation Day. Flowers will be delivered to recipients on April 20th, 2018. 

 

Heritage Days Stand

Each year Macomb has a Heritage Days Celebration during the last week in June.  Beginning with the 2013 event, the Macomb Lions Club had a food stand, selling fried Oreos and donuts.

 

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