How We Spend Donations

The Hershey Lions Club raise funds for the Foundation to help the less fortunate. The Hershey Lions Club Foundation uses these funds to contribute to these vision/sight related projects:
  • Eyeglass and Hearing Aid Assistance
    • Provide eye exams and glasses for Derry Township residents that need assistance.  Provide assistance in matching residents with hearing aids where possible.
  • PA Lions Sight Conservation and Eye Research
  • Local Diabetes Education Programs
  • Vision Resources of Central PA (formerly Tri County Association for the Blind)
  • Beacon Lodge Camp for the Blind - Mount Union, PA
  • Beacon Lodge Camper Sponsorship
  • Leader Dogs School for the Blind - Rochester, MI
  • Collect eye glasses and hearing aids for reuse overseas
    • These cannot be reused within the US.
  • Penn State - Hershey Eye School
  • PA Lions for Guide Dogs
In addition to sight related projects, the Hershey Lions routinely support many local organizations and other local requests. These regularly include:
  • High School Student Scholarship
    • Provide $1000.00 scholarship to a high school student in Derry Township based upon the student's involvement in community service.
  • Hershey High School Graduation Party
    • Sponsorshihp.
  • Team Sponsors for Hershey Girls Softball and Hershey Little League
  • Lions Clubs District 14-T Disaster Fund
    • Donations from the Fund have been used locally to aid Derry Township residents affected by fire and other disasters.
  • Hershey Food Bank
    • Donations of money and monthly collection of food.
  • Grace United Methodist Church "Ready for School" Project
    • Backpacks and school supplies for students in Derry and Lower Dauphin School Districts.
  • Hershey Plaza Apartments Breakfast
    • Provide breakfast to residents in need of the Hershey Plaza Apartments.
  • Civic Aid
    • Provide medical supplies including wheelchairs, walkers, and canes for Derry Township residents in need.
  • Citizenship & Patriotism
    • Annual Awards to Fire Fighter, Law Enforcement, and Teacher of the Year in Derry Township.
  • Hershey Volunteer Fire Company Capital Campaign.
Other organizations supported by donations include:
  • Lions of PA Foundation
  • Lions Clubs International Foundation
    • Lions Clubs International Aid Organization.  This organization has also supported local disaster relief including flooding in Derry Township from Hurricane Lee.
  • Youth Exchange and Youth Activities
  • Special Olympics
  • Hearing, Speech, and Working with the Deaf