Eyeglasses, Hearing Aids and Other Recyclables

We accept used prescription eyeglasses of all types, to be cleaned, calibrated, and redistributed to those in need (we can’t recycle sunglasses or glasses cases).  If you have donations too bulky to put in the collection box, contact us and we will come collect them!  Click here to find out why we recycle.

Eyeglass Recycle Locations (click here)

Hearing Aids
We also refurbish used hearing aids and get them into the hands of someone deserving.  For local help with hearing go to http://spfldilsertoma.com/celebrate.htm


Vision & Hearing Screening Buses

Perhaps you have seen our Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Bus (vision) and our Hearing Screening Bus parked outside local events. Funded through our support of The Lions of Illinois Foundation, they provide crucial screening to members of our community, allowing them to be aware of potential health problems connected to their vision or hearing. Check our calendar of events to see where they will be next.


Lions4Sight Vision Assistance Program

We provide adults who live at or below the federal poverty level eye exams and single vision glasses.  This program is made possible by Noon Lions fundraisers, private donations and Vision Care.  Download an application at the link below in blue.

Link to Lions4Sight Application

StudentsCanSee Program

Eye exams and eyeglasses for students 18 years or younger, within the District 186 area whose family is at or below the federal poverty level.  Made possible by Noon Lions fundraisers, private donations and Vision Care.  Contact a District 186 FACE resource officer for more information (click on blue FACE link) or download application here.

HELP2020 Program

Are you experiencing hard times?  Do you have extenuating circumstances that don’t allow you to afford an exam or eyeglasses, but need them?  Maybe our HELP2020 can be of assistance.  Download the application with a letter outlining your situation and we will review your needs.

Link to HELP2020 Application


Every year we award at least two $1,000 scholarships to deserving students beginning their college careers, or already in college. It’s our way of “paying it forward”.  Applications, transcripts and letters of reference are due by March 1st of each calendar year.  All required transcripts and letters should be sent to SNLCF Scholarship Program, PO Box 5441, Springfield, IL 62705-5441, postmarked by March 1st.


Fishing Has No Boundaries

Every year our club gets together to volunteer at the FHNB – Capital City Chapter, a not-for-profit organization that looks to bring the joys of fishing to all disabled persons.  We provide volunteers and a support boats.


Ronald McDonald House

Located near the Medical District, The Ronald McDonald house offers much a needed sanctuary for out of town patients and their families, in town for medical needs. Springfield Noon Lions Club is proud to help this wonderful institution by supplying and cooking dinner for the residents frequently through the year.

Mary Bryant Home for the Blind & Visually Impaired

One of the most important and deserving institutions that we support locally is The Mary Bryant Home for the Blind and Visually Impaired located right here in Springfield. A 42 bed, 21 apartment facility, it is home sweet home to many wonderful and deserving residents from this area and from around the country.

Camp Lions

A wonderful program once again organized and funded through our very own Lions of Illinois Foundation. At four different locations throughout the state, visually and hearing impaired children can spend a week with their peers, having fun, without the stigma of being “different” weighing them down. Totally funded by Lions, there is no cost to the campers or their families.

Ken Parker Memorial Golf Outing

Come have fun playing golf with friends and members every June!  A well organized event with lunch, dinner, and prizes. You’re guaranteed to enjoy yourself. Check our website calendar for a brochure and sign up form.

Our Caps Your Cause (This fundraiser has been discontinued)

The SNLCF has partnered with the local Starbucks to receive Prairie Farms milk caps worth five cents each once they are registered at the OCYC site.  Feel free to select our cause if you have milk caps to register!!!!

Look for Us

Whether its outside your favorite grocery store on “Candy Day”, or working the gates at the Sangamon County Fair, remember why we are there.

Remember our motto : WE SERVE!