There are many ways to become involved in the MCEP Lions Club.


How to Join

The MCEP Lions always welcomes new members who share our vision of helping others and serving our community. To become involved complete the membership application, email the MCEP Lions for detailed membership information or be a guest at our next meeting.

Make a Donation

Please mail any donations to:

Montclare Elmwood Park Lions Club
PO Box 35262
Elmwood Park, IL 60707

Eyeglass & Hearing Aid Recycling

Unsure of what to do with old glasses or hearing aids? Help turn someone else's dream of sight or sound into a reality by donating your used eyeglasses, prescription sunglasses and hearing aids. Your donation can change a person's life.

  • Collected eyeglasses are sent to Lions of Illinois Foundation. Donated glasses will be cleaned, sorted and distributed to those in need. They are often sent to impoverished areas of the world, where Volunteer Eye Doctors screen patients who in most cases have never seen an eye doctor.See the Journey of a Pair of Eyeglasses for the beginning to end process.

Curious about how used eyeglasses can make a difference in someone's life? View the New Glasses, New Life video featuring a weaver from rural Mexico who was given the gift of sight.

  • Used Hearing Aids are collected sent to Lions of Illinois Foundation.  The aids are checked and refurbished to be used for individuals that match the specifications of the aides.Hearing aids are sorted for usefulness, reconditioned and coded, then returned to the Hearing Aid Bank. Then they are ready for distribution

Used Cell Phone Collection

Used cell phones are collected and refurbished and reprogrammed for 9-1-1 to be given to women at Shelters for Battered Women to be used for emergencies only.

Old Key Recycling Program

Old keys are collected and sold for the recycling of the metal content.  The monies received are used by the Lions of Illinois Foundation (LIF) for charitable functions.

Locations of Collection boxes

Used eyeglasses, hearing aids, cell phones and keys may be dropped off at the following locations:

Bethesda Retirement Home, 2833 N. Nordica Avenue, Chicago

Elmwood Park Library, 1 Conti Parkway, Elmwood Park

First Chicago Bank & Trust, 3050 N. Harlem Avenue, Chicago

First Security and Trust Bank, 7315 W. Grand Avenue, Elmwood Park

Melrose Eye Clinic, 2528 N Harlem, Elmwood Park  

Oak Park Eye Center, 7638 W. North Avenue, Oak Park 

Parkway Bank,  2520 N. Harlem, Elmwood Park 

Paton Eye Clinic,  7740 W. North Avenue, Elmwood Park 

Peterson-Bassi Chapels, 6938 W. North Avenue, Chicago

Plaza Bank, 7455 W. Grand Avenue, Elmwood Park  

River Elm Properties, 47 W. Conti Parkway, Elmwood Park

Stacy E Beute,  7310 W. North Avenue–Suite 2H, Elmwood Park   

The Elms Funeral Home, 7600 W. Grand Avenue, Elmwood Park



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