As spring cleaning gets under way, the Helensburgh Lions are asking people to look through dresser drawers and closets for used eyeglasses and donate them to the Lions Recycle For Sight.
From 1st September to the Helensburgh Fair (25 October 2014), the Helensburgh Lions Club will be collecting used prescription eyeglasses and prescription and non-prescription sunglasses as part of a unique recycling program. The collected glasses will be cleaned and prepared for distribution in developing countries where eye care is often unaffordable and inaccessible.
“We need everyone to donate their used eyeglasses,” said Stephen Wright, Helensburgh Lions Club President. “In most developing countries, an eye exam can cost as much as one month’s wages and a single eye doctor may serve a community of hundreds of thousands of people.”
The donated glasses will be shipped to a regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center where they will be cleaned, categorized by prescription and prepared for distribution by Lions and other groups.
To donate used glasses (including sunglasses and reading glasses), place them in the specially marked Lions Recycle For Sight collection boxes located at the Helensburgh Pharmacy.
Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. The Helensburgh Lions Club needs more members to assist – for more information or to get involved with the Helensburgh Lions Club, please contact us through our website.
Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organisation with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the website.