The Lions’ Share of Our Success
The “Lions” in Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley are the dedicated members of local chapters of Lions Clubs International, the esteemed and longstanding service organization through which more than 1.35 million men and women worldwide volunteer their time and talents to improve their communities. In our area, more than 440 Lions Clubs include the Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley among the organizations they support. They represent more than 10,000 members, and they are a very large part of all of the Eye Bank’s success.
Lions support the Eye Bank in many ways. Members from 37 area clubs currently serve on our Board of Directors, and hundreds of local clubs conduct fundraisers for and make donations to the Eye Bank each year. There are several ways for clubs and members to aid the Eye Bank financially.
Donations to the Eye Bank are accepted at any time from a club or individual. They may be restricted (to be applied to a specific service) or unrestricted (to be applied as needed.) The Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley is also a participating United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania agency. Please consider including us when you give to the United Way. Our agency code for the United Way is 5627.
Funds may be donated to the Lions Eye Bank in memory of deceased relatives, friends and club members. Family members of the deceased will be sent an acknowledgement of your gift.
Naming the Lions Eye Bank as a beneficiary in your will or life insurance policy enables you to make a very important gift to the “Gift of Sight” program. Many others will continue to benefit from your philanthropy in the future.
A nontransferable Life Membership is granted to any individual who makes a $100 donation to the Eye Bank. Life Members receive a plastic embossed membership card, a lapel pin and bumper sticker. This can be a special way to honor outgoing club presidents or other club members.
All donations should be sent to:
Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley
401 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123-4101
Please make checks payable to Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley and indicate what type of donation you are making on your check.
A number of members of our board and staff and many of our volunteers are always prepared and interested in making presentation on the Eye Bank’s behalf and would be more than happy to discuss with your club our services and what donations support.
All Lions Clubs are welcome at any time to tour the Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley laboratory and offices. You can have a dinner and presentation with your tour.
To arrange for a tour or speaker, call 1-800-743-6667.
In recognition of the generosity of Lions and their clubs, the Eye Bank each year presents a number of awards.
The highest award offered by the Eye Bank. It is a plaque given annually to a club or individual who has been an outstanding supporter of the Eye Bank.
District Sight Seeker
This certificate is presented to the District Governor and Eye Bank Chairman of all districts that have registered a 10% increase in donations during the Lion Year.
Club Sight Seeker
This award is given to one club in each district that has given the highest contribution for the Lion Year.
This award is presented to clubs contributing $2,500 or more within the year.
This is presented to all clubs who contribute from $1,000 to $2,499 to the Eye Bank within the year.
100% Participation Award
This is presented to all clubs that contributed $10 or more per member for the year.
All awards are announced at The Eye Bank’s Annual Meeting in June and are presented to the clubs by trustees representing their districts.