Serving the Hampshire Community and Lionism Since 1953

Hampshire, IL 60140


With vision and hearing  being core tenants of the Lions mission, we have tried to focus on activities related to vision and helping children. Listed are organizations that we have supported with funds generated from our various fundraisers:


As a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Service Club we financially support the following Organizations and Services:

Camp Lions of Illinois for the Blind/Partially Sighted and the Deaf

Eye exams and Glasses for Children

Foundation Fighting Blindness

AID (Association for Individual Development)

Hadley School for the Blind

Hampshire Library – Large Print Materials

Hampshire Park District

Horizons for the Blind

Illinois Lions Club Foundation for the Blind

Illinois Lions Club Foundation for the Deaf

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Lupus Foundation of Illinois

Northwestern Illinois Association for Special Needs

Ski for Sight (sponsors visually handicapped skiers)

Spectrios Institute for Low Vision


The Lions motto is “We Serve” and in keeping with this pledge we contribute financially and our members volunteer their time to support the following activities:


Annual Childrens Halloween Party

Charter Sponsor for the Hampshire Boy Scout Troop

Coon Creek Celebration Sponsor

Coon Creek Parade Handouts

Cub Scout Troop Supporter

Hampshire/Burlington Food Pantry

Hampshire High School Post-Prom Committee

Salvation Army Golden Diners

Scholarships for our Local High School Students