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Food &  Toy Basket Drive 2015

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Our Annual Food 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 scheckdawg@comcast.net.  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.   

The Food 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.   


The Darien Lions Club wishes all a Merry Christmas!

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