Do you have old eyeglasses sitting in a drawer? I know that I did. I recently became a member of my local Lions Club. You’ve probably heard of this organization, but you may not know what we do. To be honest, I’m still learning everything myself. I do know that one of the main missions of the Lions Club is the Recycle for Sight Program.
Lions collect eyeglasses in their local communities. The glasses are sorted to determine those that are usable or unusable. They are then processed and placed in inventory for distribution to optical missions around the world. Lions help to minimize landfill waste by supporting precious metal reclamation and scrap processing for damaged glasses that are unusable.
This past weekend I volunteered with my local group. We were told that we’d be sorting used glasses, drying them after they’ve been washed, reading their prescriptions, and finally labeling and bagging them for distribution in mission work all over the world.
As we know, sight is vital to one’s ability to earn and be productive and these glasses can give the gift of sight and change the life of their recipient. If you or your family members have old eyeglasses that you longer need, please consider donating them to your local Lions Club or you can send them to me to take to my local eyeglass recycling center. My local center has shipped out over 2000 pairs of glasses over the last few weeks.
If you’d like to send your old eyeglasses my way you can send to:
Stacie Hamilton PO Box 93304 Southlake, TX 76092