"I went from being blind to having perfect vision thanks to Eversight and the generous donations of my donors' families…they do a fantastic job in giving the gift of restored sight to many like me.”
- Fran Grabowski, Paw Paw Lions Club
In the early days of eye banking, the Lions, historically known as “Knights of the Blind,” partnered and founded eye banks, providing leadership and philanthropic support, and included a broad network of volunteers to transport donor tissue between eye banks and hospitals. Lions were also essential in advocating for the importance of eye, organ and tissue donation, and establishing wide public acceptance of this selfless act.
Today, Eversight and local Lions Clubs retain a deep connection to achieve their mutual focus of preventing avoidable blindness and improving the quality of life for people who are blind and visually impaired. In Michigan, New Jersey and Illinois, Eversight is a State Project of the Lions. Eversight’s Board of Directors and Advisory Boards is composed of more than 51% Lions, upholding the state project standard. It is through this partnership that we are able to do the work that we do.
All charitable contributions to Eversight are directed to our PNC Bank lockbox to ensure the security of your gift. Checks made payable to Eversight can be sent to the lockbox address below. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or for more information.
P.O. Box 778801
Chicago, IL 60677-8801
Lions Sight Leaders
Sight Leader clubs contribute $3,000 or more during the Lions' fiscal year and receive an exclusive yearly patch for their club banner. Supporters contribute $500-$2,999 and receive an annual Sight Supporters pin.
Michigan Lions Fellowship
Honor your member Lions for humanitarian service and commitment to Michigan eye banking.
Lions of Illinois Foundation
Illinois Lions Clubs can increase their contribution 5% by giving to Eversight through the Lions of Illinois Foundation. Make checks payable to the Lions of Illinois Foundation, write “Eversight” in the memo line and mail to Eversight at 924 West 19th Place, Suite 350 Chicago, IL 60608.