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Charities Endowments

The Wheaton Lions Charities shall donate benevolently at least 80% of its net profits annually to non-profit organizations (preferably serving DuPage County) that provide services to individuals or do research within the pillars of The International Lions Club. These pillars are:

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Diabetes
  • Hunger
  • Environment
  • Pediatric Cancer

The less than 20% remaining profits can be donated to non-profit organizations as the Wheaton Lions Club Board sees fit.

The net annual profits shall be calculated at the end of the third quarter of each fiscal year and donations made by the end of that fiscal year.

Wheaton Lions Benevolence Distributions for Fiscal Year 2018

  • Camp Lions
  • Peoples Resource Center
  • Northern Illinois Foodbank
  • Wheaton Library
  • Hadley School for the Blind
  • Slam Dunk for Diabetes
  • College of DuPage Foundation
  • Spectrios Institute for Low Vision
  • Eversight (F/K/A Illinois Eye Bank)
  • Clare Woods Academy
  • CASA of DuPage
  • Humanitarian Servie Project
  • Connection of Friends
  • Bridge Community
  • Cosley Foundation
  • Marklund

The total amount of cash donated to these organizations was $70,700.00.



The committee issued a total of 35 authorizations for either eye exams and glasses or hearing exams and aids.

Authorizations were issued for 17 children to receive eye exams and glasses in coordination school district 200 nurses. The parents of two of these children never made appointments for the eye exams and glasses. The new Spanish version of the clubs Referral Form has been very helpful for some of the school children's parents to complete.

Authorizations were issued for 18 adults (11 for eye exams and glasses/contacts, 7 for hearing aids) in conjunction with PADS caseworkers and referrals from other sources such as Lions Club members, past clients and our website. Four of the PADS clients never made appointments for the eye exams and one of the PADS clients referrals was rejected by the committee. One of the referrals requested assistance for a serious eye condition that required special treatment. This request was approved by the committee and the Wheaton Lions Club Board of Directors.

Five authorizations were issued for hearing exams and aids and 2 authorizations were issued for hearing aid repair.

Sight & Hearing Program Director
Lion James Jakubiec

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