Mission Statement

The Vision of the Lions of Illinois Foundation is to create a permanent vehicle for the delivery of programs and services to the visually and hearing impaired.

Lions of Illinois Gift Card Program 


Be prepared this summer by ordering your Scrip cards now. Scrip cards are easy to use, & earn the LIF a donation provided by the retailers with each purchase you make. All with no additional cost to you! Click here to sign up for our shop with scrip program.  Use code # CF9E81D545723 to enroll.  You can earn money for LIF programs and your club without spending an extra penny.

Pearle Vision Sight Pass


We are pleased and excited to announce a new partnership with vision care provider, Pearle Vision. Pearle Vision, founded in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, will be offering eye examinations and new prescription eyeglasses for Lions and the people in your communities.

Pearle Vision has been the leader in retail optometry for many years, and has a strong presence in the greater Chicagoland area with many locations in the city and suburbs. Most of the Pearle Vision stores are independent family or doctor-owned businesses that have served their local communities for many years. Best-in-class patient care and quality eyewear are their first priorities for clients.

As of November 1st, 2017, people in your community with a Pearle Vision Sight Pass can receive a comprehensive eye exam by a therapeutically certified optometrist. Lions receive a 30% discount on an eye exam and glasses. For those who require a vision prescription, Sight Passes will enable you to get a new pair of glasses with your prescription. Click here for more information on the Pearle Vision Sight Pass.

Reconditioned Hearing Aids Program

The many programs administered by our foundation includes the fitting of used hearing aids to individuals who otherwise would not be able to obtain one due to limited finances. Anyone can refer a patient to the Lions for determining eligibility for hearing aid services. If the person already has had a hearing test and/or otologic evaluation copies should be sent with the Lions request for assistance application.

Hearing aid requests can be sent directly to a Lion’s club or sent through the Lions of Illinois Foundation. When sent directly to a club, a Lion will screen the individual needing assistance, using the “Social Service Screening Form”. It is then up to the club to approve or deny a request. If a request is sent through the LIF, that request will be sent on to the appropriate club and its trustees. For more information, click here.



Addressing the Lions Convention in 1925, Helen Keller made a challenge that 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 and more in every corner of Illinois.

Seeing Is Believing

Give back to visually impaired students in need of an eye exam.

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A list of organizations partnered with the Lions of Illinois Foundation.

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Endowment Fund

Your opportunity to give the gift that keeps on giving.

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