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 pairs of glasses each year.
All types of useable 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.
The Galena Lions club is always ready to accept eyeglass donations at our Galena Oktoberfest and Pancake Breakfast.
Lions Recycle for Sight drop boxes are conveniently located throughout Galena at the following locations:
Dupaco Communit Credit Union
11375 Oldenburg Lane
Illinois Bank & Trust
971 Gear Street & 400 South Main Street
Emmy Lou's Cafe
11347 Oldenburg Lane
Log Cabin Steakhouse
201 North Main Street
First Community Bank of Galena
101 Exchange Street
Tammy's Piggly Wiggly
997 Galena Square Drive
Galena Elks Club
123 North Main Street
Every year in the fall, you'll find Lions Club members out in force selling our famed lions mints and collecting donations. Our 2020 Candy Day was on October 3rd, and it was our best year yet for donations. Apparently, people were feeling extra generous during these strange COVID times. Our members are thankful for the support of those who were willing to give.
The date of the 2021 Candy Day has not been determined, but we will be collecting donations at Tammy's Piggly Wiggly and Washington Park as usual. We will post the date and time as soon as we are able
When the club is able to arrange it, a bus comes to the area for one day to give free screenings to people in the community. Participants will find out how to sign up from articles in the local newspapers and flyers around town.
The screening bus parks in the Walmart parking lot off of Highway 20 and walk-ins are welcome.