When: November 1 - January 31, 2025
This year the Lions of Illinois Foundation would like to encourage a wonderful way to celebrate the season: making tributes in honor of a loved one, mentor, or someone in your community who has made an impact on you personally or has shown great service to those in need.
CLICK HERE TO PLACE A TRIBUTE.
Did You Know?
You do not need to wait until someone has passed to show your admiration, respect, or gratitude.
You can do it now in the form of a Tribute.
A tribute is: An Act, Statement, or Gift that is Intended to Show Gratitude, Respect or Admiration.
The Lions of Illinois Endowment Fund Tribute page was designed to do just that. Donations may be given in the name of someone who has passed on or to honor a special occasion such as a becoming a Foundation Fellow…
- Thank You
- Holiday Wishes
- Get Well Wishes
Each Time you Make a Tribute Donation, a Letter is Sent to the Tribute Honoree (see Example Below)
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees and all the Lions of Illinois, we would like to take this opportunity to notify you of the generous contribution we received in honor of your Birthday which was graciously donated by Jane Smith. These donations have been placed in the Lions of Illinois Endowment Fund. Only the earnings from this Fund are used to support the programs and services provided to people with vision and hearing needs by our Lions of Illinois Foundation. The principal will remain untouched and increase forevermore.“
You will also receive a Thank You notification for your Tribute Donation.
Who benefits from my donation?
Your donation helps to support the future of all of our Hearing and Vision programs, including those below:
The Low Vision Program for Students and Adults provides FREE comprehensive visual evaluations, helping severely visually impaired students in grades K-12 make the most of their remaining sight. And gives adults with low vision the opportunity to participate in Orientation & Mobility Training which is provided by an O&M specialist who helps to develop or re-teach the skills and concepts, a blind or visually impaired person needs to travel safely and independently through their environment. Above all, the Low Vision Program helps address their daily challenges growing up with vision loss.
The Mobile Screening Unit is one of the Lions of Illinois Foundation’s core programs. The Mobile Screening Unit travels throughout Illinois annually from March 1st through October 31st, screening individuals for hearing loss and retinal eye diseases. This is a free service hosted by your local Lions Club. Click “Learn More” to view the calendar to see when we’ll be in your area.
Camp Lions Summer Camp offers eligible Illinois residents ages 7yrs and older an over-night week of fun, challenging activities and an opportunity to make new friends with peers of similar abilities. Campers will enrich their personal independence & self-confidence through exciting group activities.