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Eyeglass Collection Program

Help conserve sight by donating your usable eyeglasses to children and adults throughout the
world. Eyeglasses donated to Lions Clubs help millions to experience corrected vision for the first time, enabling them to read, attend school, gain employment, and take care of their families. It is estimated that worldwide Lions Clubs collect more than 20 million glasses each year.

All types of usable eyeglasses and sunglasses, prescription and non-prescription, are accepted. Once donated, eyeglasses are cleaned and classified. The eyeglasses are then distributed, free
of charge, to people in need.

Lions Recycle for Sight drop boxes are conveniently located throughout Galena at the following locations:

DuPaco Community Credit Union Illinois Bank & Trust
11375 Oldenburg Ln. 971 Gear St. & 400 S. Main St.
Emmy Lou's Cafe Log Cabin Steakhouse
11347 Oldenburg Ln. 201 N. Main St.
First Community Bank of Galena Tammy's Piggly Wiggly
101 Exchange St. 997 Galena Square Dr.
Galena Elks Club Galena Lions Club events including
123 N. Main St. Galena Oktoberfest &
  Pancake Breakfast

Candy Day

The Lions of Illinois Foundation Candy Day event is held during a weekend in October. All or most of the proceeds go to various statewide projects, including Camp Lions for children and adults, Mobile Hearing Unit, Infant Hearing Screening, LIF Funds for Emergency, and many more.

The Galena Lions Club participates in this annual fundraiser. Members wear the distinctive yellow vests and solicit donations on Main Street and supporters receive a roll of candy. The club donated at least $500 to the causes every year for the past five years.

Free Hearing/Vision Screening

Every summer, a bus comes to the area for one day to give free screenings to people in the community. One year it is the hearing bus and the next year it is the vision bus. Participants will find out how to sign up from articles in the local newspapers and flyers around town. The bus parks in the Walmart parking lot off of Highway 20 and walk-ins are welcome.


The Galena Lions Club Sight & Sound Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to anyone from Jo Daviess County pursuing college level studies in the professions that aid the sight and hearing impaired. These professions may include, but are not limited to: Audiologist, Optometrist, Optician, Braille Instructor, or Deaf School Teacher.

Monetary scholarships are awarded. The scholarships may be used for tuition, textbooks, or other materials required by the school. Applications and scholarship requirement forms are available at the Galena High School and the application can be downloaded here.
Galena Lions Club P.O. Box 56, Galena, Illinois 61036
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