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Darien Lions Club Foundation
Darien, Illinois  USA
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The Food & Toy Basket Drive of 2014 was a Great Success


Thank You! With the help of your generous donations including non-perishable food and toys, the Darien Lions Club distributed holiday food baskets to about 200 needy families last December 20th.  This included presents for the children which were coordinated and wrapped by the Darien Park District.  Families of Darien, Downers Grove, Westmont, and Willowbrook were included in the distributions.  These large scale humanitarian efforts are not possible without the time, effort, and funding of many, many, caring people.  Some gave donations of food, toys or money while others collected, packaged or performed deliveries throughout the community. Each family received a ham, turkey, dairy products, produce and canned food including toys for the children of these families which were personally presented. The Darien Lions Club wishes to thank all those that participated in person or through a donation helping these families achieve a brighter holiday season.   

Food & Toy Basket Drive 2015

Our Annual Food and Toy Basket Drive is coming up soon. The Lions Club is gearing-up to collect non-perishable food and toy donations for its annual Christmas Holiday Needy Family program.  Distribution is done by Club members, their families, and other volunteers that will take place Saturday December 19th at 9:00am from our distribution headquarters located at the Darien Park District facility at 75th and Fairview in Darien.  The Darien Park District has been an integral partner in this program for many years and we’ll begin packing at 5pm on Friday the 18th.  The Darien Lions have sponsored this program since 1976, and has seen the number of area families being served grow from 14 to over 200 in recent years.  This year we anticipate the need to be 250 families.  Lion Michael Scheck is this year’s Chairman and anyone wishing to donate to this project can do so by contacting him at 708-373-5669 or at  The cost to sponsor a family is $75.00 and checks can be made payable to the Darien Lions Club Foundation.  Any and all donations are greatly appreciated.   


Lion Doug Barnes - President

Mission Statement:

The Darien Lions Club Foundation is an accredited 501(c)(3) committed to providing assistance to economically disadvantaged individuals with hearing and/or vision impairments.
Welcome to the Darien Lions Club Foundation
Welcome to our Foundation website. 
The Foundation was formed by the Darien Lions Club; a community service organization dedicated to humanitarian and community affairs. 

The Foundation was established to receive funds and saleable items as donations while providing a tax-exempt vehicle for our donors. Our goal is to reach a sufficiently high base of donations as to provide a self-funded mechanism for future distributions.

Monetary contributions are added to the Foundation which generates interest and in turn funds the distributions.  The funds are largely used to purchase eyeglasses and hearing aids.  Your gift today truly is a gift that will keep on giving.

The Foundation is the link that joins our efforts.  Together, we can fill some of the voids of needy individuals both young and old alike.

If you would like to help provide for others by making a donation please consider one of our many donor programs.  Our Brick Patio program is one that I recommend since it also enables us to provide a way to show our appreciation and recognition to our donors. 

If you should have any questions or comments, or if you would like more information, please feel free to contact us.

Thank you for your interest and your support.  

Lion Doug Barnes
President, Darien Lions Club Foundation

Thanks To You!
Our Foundation Donors!

The Darien Lions Club wishes all
a Merry Christmas!

The Darien Lions Club Foundation is a stand alone fund that is true to our motto 'We Serve'.

If you are hearing or sight impaired and in need
of assistance, please feel free to contact us.