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The Lions of Illinois Foundation holds continuous fundraisers to aide in our mission to serve the visually and hearing impaired. The fundraisers listed below help fund the programs and services we offer to those in need. Click on a campaign to learn more.

Candy Day Campaign
A traditional fundraiser held the 2nd weekend in October. Lions, volunteers, friends, and family are visible collecting donations in their community and distributing our signature mint candy rolls.

Diabetes Awareness Campaign
From March through May, Lions clubs distribute "Risk Strips" to inform the public of the rsisks of diabetes and offer prevention tips.

John Deere Golf Classic
Teaming up with John Deere, a golf tournament is held to raise donations for the Lions of Illinois Foundation. Over 100% of the money raised is donated directly back to LIF! All proceeds benefit the Lions of Illinois Foundation's Low Vision Program. The tournament is held each August at Senica's Oak Ridge. 

LIF Gift Card Campaign
Online gift card program with Shop With Scrip. Retailers rebates are used to fund LIF Programs. 40% of a club's total annual rebates go back to the clubs to be used twoards vision and hearing services in their communties.

Sight & Sound Sweepstakes Campaign
Annual spring event to fund programs. Sweepstakes tickets are sold and put into a drawing to win cash prizes. Clubs are also eligible for awards.

Tootsie Pop Day Campaign
Lions and volunteers make themselves visible every Tootsie Pop Day by accepting monetary donations and handing out Tootsie Pops.

5K walk/run that donates 100% of its proceeds to the LIF Vision Programs.

A Knight's Quest Gala
Our Annual Gala that happens in September

Roarin' Car Cruise
The time when classic cars help fill the parking lot at HyVee in Sycamore, where all the proceeds go to our Adult Low Vision Program.