District 20-E2 Eyeglass Reclamation Project

USED EYEGLASS COLLECTION PROGRAM

Collecting unwanted eyeglasses not only helps bring an international effort to your community, but it also provides a great opportunity for the public to support your service efforts in a way that does not involve raising funds.

THE NEED IS GREAT: The World Health Organization estimates that of the populations sight can be improved through the use of corrective lenses. In developing countries, an eye exam can cost one months wages. Poor eyesight left uncorrected can force adults into unemployment and can force children out of the classroom. Lions Recycle for Sight supported by your Club makes a difference!

PLAN YOUR COLLECTION EFFORT: Locate collection boxes in places people often visit or pass by (banks, grocery stores, eye doctor lobbies, churches, video stores, drug stares, funeral homes, etc.). Contact the Manager and explain the collection program, its benefits, and your pick-up schedule. Label each box with Lions point of contact. Place club fliers or brochures with collection boxes.

PROJECT GOALS: Fund raiser for each individual club and for the District Special Funds Project. Provides used eyeglasses to needy people outside the U.S. Aids in recycling efforts. Enhances public awareness of Lions Clubs.

INVOLVEMENT:On average, 35% of District Lions Clubs are involved in the District Program. The District Lioness Clubs are also contributing to the success of this program

EYEGLASS RECLAMATION SYSTEM

WHAT ITEMS SHOULD WE COLLECT ?

WHAT ITEMS SHOULDN'T WE COLLECT ?

HOW DO WE GET GLASSES & HEARING AIDS TO CANANDAIGUA ?

HELPFUL PACKING SUGGESTIONS
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