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
The Darien Lions Club Foundation is
an accredited 501(c)(3) committed to providing
economically disadvantaged individuals with hearing and/or
Welcome to the Darien Lions Club Foundation
Welcome to our
The Foundation was formed by the Darien Lions Club; a community
service organization dedicated to humanitarian and community
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
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
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
If you should have any questions or comments, or if you would like
more information, please feel free to
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
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