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Drop off your used eyeglasses and hearing aids @

Orland Park Library /   / Orland Park Township & Village Hall /   / Central Credit Union @ 159th St. & Rivenia Av. /    / Harris Bank @ 80th Av. & 159th St. /   / Dr. Leahy @ 10001 W. 143rd St. /   / Smith Crossing Village (mail room) / Southwest Airlines (employee lounge)

Eyeglass and Hearing Aid Recycling

Lions, Leos, and other volunteers collect used eyeglasses and hearing aids for donation to Lions Recycling Centers that are located throughout the world. The used eyeglasses and hearing aids are cleaned, repaired and classified by prescription.

The hearing aids and eyeglasses are then distributed to those in need by Lion volunteers and other organizations hosting optical and hearing aid missions in developing countries.

For further information contact us at 708-675-7403

or

ORLANDPARKLIONSCLUB@GMAIL.COM

 



Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can I become a Lions club member?

  2. How can I join a Leo club?

  3. What are the benefits of membership?

  4. How can I start a Lions club?

  5. What is a Lions club?

  6. What does the Lions Club Do with the money raised from various events and fund raisers?

  7. Does The Lions Club issues Grants of any kind?


How can I become a Lions club member?

Membership is through invitation by a local Lions club. To learn more or to be considered for membership, use the club locator to contact your local Lions club. You may want to search on the city of your home and/or business as there may be more than one club in a community and one better suited to your needs.

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How can I join a Leo club?

Membership in a Leo club is open to young men and women of good character who meet local age requirements and are deemed eligible by the Leo club committee of the sponsoring Lions club. Use the Leo Directory to locate the club nearest to you to inquire about membership. If there is not a Leo club near you, use the club locator to contact your local Lions club and inquire about starting a Leo club; or e-mail Youth Programs.
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What are the benefits of membership?

There are nearly 1.4 million men and women members of Lions clubs in 193 countries. Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service organization.

As a Lions club member you will experience:

  • A network of people who share common interests and a commitment to service, making an impact on your local community

  • Pride in commitment to demonstrate Lions' motto, "We Serve"

  • Personal growth & leadership opportunities through mentoring and training programs

  • Fellowship with worldwide members at International Convention & exchange programs

  • Extension of local efforts through Lions Club's International Foundation helping others around the world

  • Access to valuable savings and services.


 

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How can I start a Lions club?

Is there a need in your community that is not being met? Consider forming a Lions club to bring together community service-minded individuals in an area where there is no Lions club or where an additional club would further Lions service.

Think beyond municipalities when assessing a community for a new club and consider business parks, corporations, college campuses, medical complexes and shopping areas.

In areas where it is difficult to meet the 20-member minimum to charter a new club, consider starting a club branch. A club branch allows individuals to broaden the reach of a parent club while meeting at its own time and location, serving its own community.

Interested in learning more on how to start a Lions club? E-mail New Clubs & Marketing or call 630-571-5466, ext. 306.

 

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What is a Lions club?

A Lions club is a group that comes together and shares a common interest in community service, supporting the Lions motto "We Serve." There is more than one type of Lions club; and one or more may exist in your community. For example, one Lions club may meet at noon and another in the evening; or there may be a college campus club. Learn more about the different types of Lions clubs: Traditional, New Century, Campus, Club Branch and Leo.

Also, read "Look At Lions Now" and "I Am A Lion."

 

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What does the Lions Club Do with the money raised from various events and fund raisers?

The Orland park Lions Club is run under two separate organizations both qualifying for 501C3 status. We, unlike most other service based organizations fund all operations of the club with monies raised internally through club raffles, dues, or operational fundraisers. Although it is legal to takes a portion of proceeds from charitable funds raisers to supplement administrative costs,  Lions International finds that having self supporting clubs allows for better operations of the Club on both an Local and international level. 

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Does The Lions Club issues Grants of any kind?

The Lions Club of Orland Park has issued some grants in the past. For the most part,  the larger grants are issued by Lions Club International.
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