Officials of the Riverside Township Lions Club have announced that 21 organizations and three families will share over $9,000 in 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; People Care; the Riverside Township Food Pantry; All in for Ethan; the North Riverside Veterans of Foreign Wars Post; the Scottish Home; Feed Our Community; and Cameron Can.

Three families in in need in Riverside also received donations.

Other west suburban organizations receiving donations this year include Pillars in Berwyn; Helping Hand Rehabilitation Center in Countryside; 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, Second Sense, Hadley School for the Blind, Chicago Hearing Society, the Illinois Eye Bank; the Fisher House at Hines VA Hospital; and Dogs for the Deaf.

A donation also was made to the Lions Governor’s Fund.

Submitted by the Riverside Township Lions Club.