We have made donations to the following local charities during the past year.
Elgin Crisis Center
Firemans Burn Camp
Tri Cities Challenge League
Association for Individual Development (AID)
Cub Scout Pack 36
Dundee Township Boys and Girls Club
Shop with a Cop
Lions International and Lions Illinois Foundation
Individual Exams and Glasses for those in need from our area
Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA)
How Else Do We Make a Difference
Our major charge beginning with Helen Keller’s challenge is to help the blind, visually impaired and deaf. We pay for examinations and eye glasses for children who cannot afford this. We send children to camps for the blind. We sponsor the Lions Hearing and Vision Van to come to our community and provide free screenings. We also partnered with the Fox Valley Library and did vision prescreeninf for children from six months to ten years of age.
Collecting Used Glasses
What a simple but vital means to help people around the World. Collecting used prescription and non prescription glasses for adults and children help millions to see. We collect glasses at the following sights:
Dundee Township Library East Dundee
Dundee Senior Center East Dundee
Dundee Crown High School main office
First Congregational Church West Dundee
Simpson Eye Care West Dundee Rosin/Weinstein Eye Care East Dundee
St. James Episcopal Church West Dundee
Bethlehem Lutheran Church West Dundee
At all Lions Fund raising events
Helping Others Thru Fund Raising Events
Fund raising events are chosen to enhance community spirit as well as to develop a comradarie among members.
Our annual pancake breakfast has become a community ritual for families to meet neighbors, enjoy a great meal and entertain children at the Heritage Fest.
A new Fund Raiser is a 5K walk and run during the Heritage Fest.
Our Middle School basketball tournament for both boys and girls has gone on since 1954. Aside from teams in the area of Dundee it draws from Hampshire, St. Charles and Elgin area. A rich heritage has developed with many of these participants going on to play at the high school and college level. This is both a service to our schools as well as to the many families who have the opportunity to see their children participate competitively in a wholesome environment.
During the Christmas season one of our major fund raisers is the sale of the trees and wreaths. We do this with Cub Pack 36. We are the chartering organization for Cub Pack 36.
Festival of trees where various schools, church, Boys and Girls Club and Scout Troops compete in decorating trees for prizes.
In the summer we are partnering with the Dundee Township to provide food at the summer concert series in the park.
Senior Picnic where we provide lunch and games for seniors for their Spring meeting.
We believe as the Lions Founder, Melvin Jones said, “You can’t get very far until you start doing something for someone else.”