When: May 3 - May 4, 2024

Tootsie Pop Day is May 3rd and 4th, 2024

This sweet treat will help raise funds to support vision & hearing programs and services and programs for both your Club and your LIF.

Lions and volunteers will be visible throughout their communities on the first Friday and Saturday of May for Tootsie Pop Day! Lions will be giving away Tootsie Pops and accepting monetary contributions to be used in helping those with vision and hearing needs. It is almost impossible for those who can see and hear normally to fully understand what it is like to be visually or hearing impaired, but they can help through their support of Tootsie Pop Day.

People can show their support by giving generously, helping underwrite the price of a case of candy, or volunteering for a few hours on Tootsie Pop Day. Persons wishing to join the Lions in their fight against the effects of vision and hearing loss should contact the local Lions Club or the Lions of Illinois Foundation.


The Low Vision Program for Students performs FREE comprehensive visual evaluations, helping severely visually impaired students in grades K-12 make the most of their remaining sight. Low Vision optometrists travel to the screening locations, bringing equipment for examinations & demonstrations. Above all, the Low Vision Program helps address their daily challenges growing up with vision loss.
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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.
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Adult Low Vision-Orientation & Mobility Training 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. If a person were to become blind or severely visually impaired, there would be no funding through government assistance or private insurance to assist them with everyday living skills unless they were training for a job.
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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.
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Questions? Email us at LIFoffice@lifnd.org