Eyeglasses, Hearing Aids and Other Recyclables
We accept used eyeglasses of all types, to be cleaned, calibrated, and redistributed to those in need both domestically and abroad. If you have donations too bulky to put in the collection box, contact us and we will come collect them!
We also refurbish used hearing aids and get them into the hands of someone deserving.
We collect extension cords, plug wires cut from electronics/appliances, old Christmas tree lights, and aluminum can pull tabs as well. We turn them into money to fund our Lions of Illinois Foundation, which provides many services to local residents.
Vision & Hearing Buses
Perhaps you have seen our Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Bus (vision) and our Hearing Screening Bus parked outside local events. Funded through our support of The Lions of Illinois Foundation, they provide crucial screening to members of our community, allowing them to be aware of potential health problems connected to their vision or hearing. Check our calendar of events to see where they will be next.
Vision Screening for the Visually Impaired
We support vision screening at several locations throughout central Illinois, determining what technology is available to help the particular needs of each child to make their lives more productive, and make sure they get it.
Calendar Raffle (This fundraiser is currently being updated and is suspended until further notice)
Help support us support our community by purchasing one of our Calendars. Cost is a mere $20, and you have a chance to win at least $25 each and every day! There is also a $100 winner each month, and a $500 and a $1000 winner during the year as well! Contact us if you are interested and good luck! Remember, every single cent goes to helping those less fortunate than we are.
Every year we award at least two $1000 scholarships to deserving students beginning their college careers, or already in college. It’s our way of “paying it forward”. Click on “scholarship application” to apply!
Ronald McDonald House
Located near the Medical District, The Ronald McDonald house offers much a needed sanctuary for out of town patients and their families, in town for medical needs. Springfield Noon Lions Club is proud to help this wonderful institution by supplying and cooking dinner for the residents frequently through the year.
Mary Bryant Home for the Blind & Visually Impaired
One of the most important and deserving institutions that we support locally is The Mary Bryant Home for the Blind and Visually Impaired located right here in Springfield. A 42 bed, 21 apartment facility, it is home sweet home to many wonderful and deserving residents from this area and from around the country.
A wonderful program once again organized and funded through our very own Lions of Illinois Foundation. At four different locations throughout the state, visually and hearing impaired children can spend a week with their peers, having fun, without the stigma of being “different” weighing them down. Totally funded by Lions, there is no cost to the campers or their families.
Ken Parker Memorial Golf Outing
Come have fun playing golf with friends and members every June at the Piper Glenn Golf Course! A well organized event with lunch, dinner, and prizes. You’re guaranteed to enjoy yourself. Check our website for a brochure and sign up form.
Early each spring we sponsor a trivia night. Anyone who has ever attended one of these events knows how much fun they are. Consider coming and spending an evening with us.
Our Caps Your Cause
The SNLCF has partnered with the local Starbucks to receive Prairie Farms milk caps worth five cents each once they are registered at the OCYC site. Feel free to select our cause if you have milk caps to register!!!!
Look for Us
Whether its outside your favorite grocery store on “Candy Day”, or working the gates at the Sangamon County Fair, remember why we are there.
Remember our motto : WE SERVE!