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You can help give the Gift of Sight by supporting the Lion's Eye Bank of Delaware in a number of different ways. If you or your organization would like to offer a cash contribution, simply make your check payable to the Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley. Mail your check to the Eye Bank at: 401 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123. You can also give now using your credit card; simply click the "Donate" button below to donate via Paypal or call us at 1-800-743-6667 to donate by phone using your credit card.

Please call the Eye Bank at 1-800-743-6667 if you have any questions about the giving options below.

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The Endowment Fund

A Gene Polgar Fellowship is the highest honor of the Endowment Fund. When an individual or group donates $1,000 or more, they are presented with a lapel pin, an inscribed crystal award that recognizes them as a PID Gene Polgar Fellow and an inscription on a plaque prominently displayed in the Eye Bank’s office entry foyer. Fellows may extend their commitment to the Eye Bank by becoming a Progressive Fellow.

Also, the Endowment Fund receives the proceeds from the sale of Lions Club Pins. If you know a pin trader or collector who would like to donate new or inactive pins, please refer them to the Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley. The Eye Bank is represented at Lions Clubs International Trading Pin Club (LCITPC) events.

The Giving Tree Fund

Create a tribute or memorial. Consider contributing to the Giving Tree Fund and have the donation recognized in a choice of inscriptions. The tree is adorned with leaves of bronze ($200 donation), silver ($300 donation) and gold ($500 donation) and beautiful, large faux stones ($1000 donation). The Giving Tree is a permanent fixture prominently displayed in the Eye Bank’s foyer.

Life Membership

A non-transferrable life membership is granted to any individual who makes a contribution of $100 or more. Life members receive an embossed membership card and gold lapel pin.

Memorials

Funds may be donated to the Eye Bank in memory of deceased relatives and friends. Memorial donations provide the opportunity to remember loved ones in a meaningful way.

Planned Giving

Individuals provide charitable gifts to the Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley in many ways. The manner of donation by any individual depends upon their desires and goals relative to charity giving in view of their personal financial, tax and estate planning strategies. Your appropriate financial/tax advisor(s) can explain the benefits of donating:

  • Appreciated Property (Real Estate, Stock and Securities)
  • Personal Property or Other Assets (Art, Antiques, Artifacts, Jewelry, Stamps, etc.)
  • Planned Giving (Estate/Will Charitable Bequests, Charitable Gifts/Trusts)

What do I do if I want to be a donor?

Register as eye donor in DE
Delaware residents can click here to access the on-line registry.

Register as eye donor in PA
Pennsylvania residents can click here to access the on-line registry.

Register as eye donor in NJ
New Jersey residents can click here to access the on-line registry.

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