The East Granby Lions Club was chartered April 28, 1960 and has served the community of East Granby, Hartford County, CT and the world community for over 50-years. We celebrate our 56th anniversary in 2016.
Officially, legally, we are incorporated within the State of Connecticut, and federally recognized as, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization known as The East Granby Lions Charities, Inc. (which means that any direct donation is tax deductible if you itemize your return), but we generally go by East Granby LIONS Club. If you care to make a tax-deductible donation to a worthy cause, knowing that one hundred percent (100%) goes to charitable purposes, you may make checks payable to East Granby Lions Charities, Inc. and mail to our post office box (288) address. If you want a donation to go toward a specific purpose (such as Fuel Bank, Eye-glasses, Scouts or Scholarships) listed in this page, please so note on the memo line of your check.
Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) have initiated a long term fund drive to help stamp out preventable blindness world-wide. Local Lions Clubs around the world will be sponsoring directed fund raising projects, asking individual members to make donations, and asking the members of the community to make donations for this ambitious project. The East Granby Lions Charities, Inc. has dedicated the sum of $5,000.00 to this worthy cause over a 5 year period. If you wish to help support this important humanitarian cause, checks should be made payable to LCIF - CSFII (the amounts are deductible on your tax returns if you itemize) and mailed to East Granby Lions Charities, Inc. at P.O. Box 288 in East Granby, or turned over to any member of East Granby LIONS at any time within the next year.
Your continued support of our functions allows us to continue to give scholarship grants to graduating high school seniors, as well as support the drug free graduation program, boy and girl scouting, little league and other youth activities within East Granby, and also, Special Education Children's Christmas Party, CRIS Radio, CLERF, FIDELCO or other worthy charities within Connecticut, and worldwide.
Supporting The Following Projects and Services:
Youth Sports & Youth Activities
Boy Scouting & Girl Scouting
Sr. Class Drug Free Graduation
Scholar Athlete Awards
Children's Halloween Party
Memorial Day Parade
Food Bank, Fuel Bank
Citizen of the Year Award
Journey for Sight
CT LIONS Eye Research Foundation (CLERF)
CLERF Macular Degeneration Research Project
CRIS Radio for the Blind
FIDELCO Guide Dog Foundation
LIONS Special Ed. Children's Christmas Party
LIONS Gallery of Vision Services
Institute for the Blind/Oak Hill School for the Blind
American School for the Deaf
United Cerebral Palsy Foundation
Camp Harkness for the Handicapped
LIONS Clubs International Foundation (Provides Disaster Relief, Special Research Grants, Special Service Grants, worldwide and administered by local LIONS Clubs)
Campaign Sight First I - Fund drive to eliminate all preventable blindness
Campaign Sight First II - Fund drive to eliminate all preventable blindness
LIONS Hearing Conservation Foundation
American Diabetes Association
Recycled eyeglassses and hearing aids plus recycled cell phones.
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.