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Neighbors

Riverside Township Lions Club shares $11K among 33 local organizations

Officials with the Riverside Township Lions Club have announced that 33 organizations will share more than $11,000 of the club's annual distribution of funds.

The Riverside Township Lions Club donates to organizations that provide services to the blind and deaf, as well as to organizations that assist children and adults who are disabled or have special needs. Financial support also is provided to a number of local charities and organizations.

Organizations serving Riverside Township that received donations this year include: The North Riverside and Riverside public libraries, to purchase materials for the hearing-impaired and visually-impaired; the anti-drug program at Hauser Junior High School in Riverside; Boy Scout Troops 24 and 92; Explorer Posts 126 and 390; People Care in Riverside; the Riverside Township Food Pantry; Girl Scout Troops 4590 and 657; the Riverside Historical Commission; the North Riverside Historical Society; the Riverside Friends of July 4th; All in for Ethan; and the Riverside Office of the American Cancer Society.

Other west suburban organizations receiving donations this year include: Pillars in Berwyn; Helping Hand Rehabilitation Center in Countryside; Scottish Home in North Riverside; Seguin Services Inc. in Cicero; and Aging Care Connections in La Grange.

In addition, donations were given this year to the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind, Chicagoland Radio Information Services, Guild for the Blind, Hadley School for the Blind, Recording for the Blind, Chicago Hearing Society, the Illinois Eye Bank, the Fisher House at Hines VA Hospital and Dogs for the Deaf.

Donations also were made to Camp Lions, Vision First and the Lions Governor's Fund, endeavors associated with Lions International.

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