Club Report – March 8, 2016

Glendale Heights Barangay Lions Club is celebrating the 32nd charter anniversary
on May 14, 2016. As a young club, we are proud to participate in LCI Centennial Service Challenge – a celebration of service in our community through Engaging Our Youth, Sharing the Vision, Relieving the Hunger and Protecting the Environment.

Engaging Our Youth –  Last October, we held our 14th Peace Poster Contest. Over
100 posters on the theme “Share Peace” were submitted by students from Glenside Middle School, Marquardt Middle School and St. Matthew Parochial School. Cash prizes and certificates of recognition were awarded to winners of the contest.

Walk To School Day is celebrated by Glen Hill Elementary School every year. The club provides breakfast and healthy snacks and juices to more than 140 kids who walk to school with their parents in celebration of “Walk To School” day.

Sharing the Vision – Last year, our club provided 14 free eye exams and prescription glasses to students, senior citizens and members of poor family through our partnership with LensCrafters OneSight Program. Besides vision care, our club provided hearing evaluation and one hearing aid to an 85-year old senior citizen.

Relieving the Hunger – Our club had volunteered three times at the Feed My Starving Children facility in Schaumburg and Naperville prepare healthy meals for the poor and the hungry of the world. In December, we helped the Girl Scouts of Glen Hill Elementary School in their annual food drive for the local food Pantry.

Protecting Our Environment – Our club has collected used eyeglasses, hearing aids, empty ink cartridges for recycling. In Spring, our club volunteers at the Adopt A Highway cleanup and Prairie Path Forest Preserve cleanup with the Bloomingdale Lions.