Recycling 2017

We are currently collecting the following items for the recycling program with the Lions of Illinois Foundation.  If you have any of these items to donate please call us at 1-815-662-LION to schedule a Pick up.

Ink cartridges, Cell Phones, Can pop tabs, Christmas Lights, Metal Keys, Plastic bottle tops, Hearing Aids.


Halloween with Macktown Lions Club


Halloween with the Macktown Lions Club was nothing short of interesting.  Macktown members always have a great time no matter what, this year we traveled to Sun Prairie for our Halloween meeting.  Lots of great costumes  and yummy food was on hand.


Don’t forget to check us out on our Facebook Page!

St Vincent De Paul Drive 2016

We will be at the St Vincent De Paul food and coat drive again this year.  The Drive will be held on Wednesday night December 14th beginning at 5pm.  If you are interested in volunteering we welcome the help.  Volunteers will be sorting the food for distribution as well as helping take the food to the vehicles.  This is a great time to donate a couple of hours to help those in need.

Please call us at 815-662-LION or contact us via our Facebook Page if you are interested in helping out.

Christmas Walk Parade


We had a great time at this years Christmas Walk parade!  We want to put a huge shout out to all our volunteers and the Gem Shop, we couldn’t do this without you. It was so much fun seeing all the kids faces as we handed out candy to them, we heard everyones excitement when we handed out the Lions Mints as well.

If you are interested in helping us out in 2017 or walking in next years parade with us.  Us the Contact Us page on this website or send us a message via Facebook or you can always call or text us at 1-815-662-LION.


Have a wonderful Holiday!!!

Candy Day 2016 Saturday October 8th

We will be at Caseys General Store in Rockton this Saturday October 8th from 8am-8pm.  We have heard rumors of some members dressing up in silly outfits to have some fun, we would love to see you in your silly outfit.   Stop on by and say hi, make a small donation and receive a tasty treat!

We are collecting your change for a great cause, 60% of the donation is being used for programs within the State with our Lions of Illinois Foundation.  The Foundation does great work with those with Sight and hearing impairments as well as a lot of other initiatives.

Locally the remaining 40% will stay right here in our local communities for the same initiatives as well as many other needs.  Where there is a need there is a LION.

This year we have Tootsie pops as well as Lions mints as a thank you to your donation.



Rockford Memorial Pediatric Night

We are so blessed that we have the opportunity a couple of times a year to bring some joy to the patients and families that are in the Pediatric unit of Rockford Memorial Hospital.  Due to the many donations of gently used stuffed animals we are able to provide the patients as well as their siblings a stuffed animal of their choice.  We are also very thankful to the  DairyHaus in Rockton  for continuing to donate their homemade ice cream for the patients, families and the very hard working hospital staff.

If you are interested in donating your time to a great cause or making a donation of any kind please call us 1-815-662-LION.


Blankets for Cancer Patients- Thank You

We want to put out a huge THANK YOU to the community members who came out to the Rockton River Market on 08/31/2016.  We had a great crowd that came over to our booth and helped tie some knots on the blankets.  Ryan has made a goal of making 60 ties blankets for the cancer patients at Swedish American Hospital.  We are proud to say that the evening of River Market in a span of 4 hours a total of 12 blankets were made and turned over to Ryan.

We are still accepting monetary or fleece fabric donations for us to be able to make some more blankets.  We will also take any completed blankets the size should be  2 yards for the front and 2 yard of fleece fabric for the back. If you have any questions please call us 1-815-662-LION


Blankets for Cancer Patients



We are so happy to announce that with the communities help on 08/31/2016, we were able to make 12 blankets!! Thank you for coming out and helping us tie the blankets together.  We turned the blankets over to Ryan for distribution, we have many more to make.  If you are interested in helping out please call us at -815-662-LION



River Market Community Event 08/31/2016

 We are so excited to be able to help out this young man, Ryan with his vision at Swedish American Hospital.

He identified a need and made a decision to make lives better on the cancer unit at Swedish American Hospital.   Below is his story.


We will be at the Rockton River Market from 4-8pm on Wednesday 08/31/2016.  We will be accepting donations of all kinds, monetary or fleece fabric for blankets to be made.  Each blankets consists of 2 yards of fleece for the front and 2 yards of fleece for the back so a total of 4 yards of fleece.

We also will be needing some volunteers willing to tie some blankets while listening to the band, Rolling Whiskey that evening.  We will have some already cut all ready for tieing, if you prefer to cut them we can handle that as well.  Stop by our booth and we will get you all set up.

What a great way to give back and help out this young man and the cancer patients at Swedish American hospital