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LIF is reaching out through social media with our new Lions of Illinois Foundation-LIF & Camp Lions of Illinois facebook pages. Visit us, then hit "like" & become a friend!


Welcome to the
Lions of Illinois Foundation,
We hope you enjoy your visit.



Don't Miss Out on
Camp Lions &
Camp Helen Keller

Application deadline is

June 1, 2016 @4pm.


This deadline date applies to all Camp sessions!


Get your application form now:
Click here
for Camp Lions Youth (age 7-17 yrs. old).

Click here for LIF's Helen Keller Camp for B/D Adults (ages 18 yrs. and older).

Click here for Helen Keller Camp Personal Assistant (assistant accompanying adult camper must complete & submit, must be 18 or older.)

* Forms received after June 1st will be placed on a waiting list for next open bed.




Lions Day with the White Sox

Roar with the crowds on June 11th as the White Sox take on the Kansas City Royals. Click here for ticket prices, time, and seating.




LIF Diabetes Awareness

Diabetes is a highlight of information for Lions annually from March to May 31st, but it doesn't end there. Lions are always aware of the damage diabetes has on lives, eyesight, and health. Did you know Diabetes is the #1 cause of blindness for people age 20 and up in America? And that diabetes is now affectig children's eyesight for the first time in health history according to the CDC. For more info on the dangers associated with diabetes contact your local Lions Club or any number of reputable resources provided on the internet such as the Center for Disease Control or the American Diabetes Association.



LIF Vision and Hearing Units
to be at Illinois State Fair August 5th - 8th

Our Mobile Units will in Springfield at the Illinois State Fair August 5th thru 8th, 2016 offering free Hearing and Diabetic Retinopathy Vision screenings.

This type of project does require lots of Lion power. If you can volunteer please contact Lion Jim Strange at 217-621-4971. He will be glad to give you all the info you on this important endeavor.


Visit us at the Illinois State Fair for a FREE Hearing and/or Diabetic Retinopathy Screening August 5-8, 2016.




Pecatonica Elementary Has Heart..
Pecatonica Elementary Students took part in the "Unlock Your Heart Key Collection" and you won't believe what they did! Read more about this key collection program, Pecatonica Elementary students success, & how you or your Club/group can participate.



Lions Members -

The LIF Annual Meeting was held Sunday May 22, 2016 at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center in Springfield, Illinois.

We are thankful for all who attended and took part in the parade of pledges, Sight and Sound Sweepstakes drawing, introduction of new officers, our guest speaker, and more.

A new Lions year begins soon and with all our members support it will a very successful one aiding those with vision and hearing needs.



Need Free Collection Boxes?

Contact LIF Recycling Coordinator Lion Rick Tonozzi,PDG by e-mail at: PDGRLTRecycle@LIFnd.org
or phone him at 815-756-5633
ext. 239.
Addressing the Lions Convention in 1925,
Helen Keller made

a challenge
they become

"Knights of the Blind
in the Crusade
against Blindness."

Today, with nearly 500 Clubs in Illinois, we continue to try to meet that challenge.




Sight & Sound Sweepstakes

Drawing was conducted at the LIF Annual Meeting on May 22, 2016. Winners will be notified individually. A listing of the winners will appear in the upcoming June/July issue of the Lions Share newsletter or may be obtained by calling the LIF office at 815-756-5633. Congratulations to all the winners!


Birdies for Charity
How many birdies will the pro golfers make at the John Deere Classic? Here is a chance to pledge an amount equal to what is made and win $$, even a chance at a car! Donations raised by Birdies fund our Endowments which build financial security for Lions services in the future. Read more on the form to enter your pledge. Questions? Please call Endowment Funds Program Manager Sherry Radek at 1-815-754-0090.



Three Easy Fundraisers:

Make money for your LIF by doing what you do everyday! It is as easy as:

A- Click the GoodSearch Logo above

B- Select the LIF as your charity

C- Earn $$$ by surfing the Net!

GoodSearch donates to our LIF for every search you do. You can earn money for the LIF by shopping, dining, and more. No easier way to earn free money!


Recycling = Treasure..

This one is not only smart for the environment, it can generate cash to support LIF programs. Drop off these items anytime: Ink Jet cartridges, Toner Cartridges, Metal keys,

Aluminum pull tabs, Cell phones, strings of decorative/Christmas lights & electrical cords.
Questions? Contact PDG Rick Tonozzi at PDGRLTRecycle@LIFnd.org for information.


Shopping with Scrip..

Everyone has to shop. Weekly groceries, clothes, school supplies, perhaps a vacation. Now you can buy with Scrip gift cards to earn the LIF cash for your purchases. All with no additional cost to you. Click here then scroll to Shop With Scrip for order forms and info.



Tootsie Pop Day Wrap Up

We hope everyone had a great Tootsie Pop Day.Wrap it up by submitting a reporting form with the appropriate check for your Foundation's vision and hearing services. Click here to download a final report form.



The LIEF is our Future

The Lions of Illinois Endowment Fund provides a variety of ways to donate to the future economic stability of the LIF.
Read how to create your legacy of caring by clicking here.





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