Lions Celebrate the Collection of Over 100,000 Used Eyeglasses

The Chambersburg Evening LIons Club recently passed a momentous threshold of collecting over 100,000 used eyeglasses toward the Lions Recycle for Sight initiative. To celebrate and mark the achievement, the club held a special meeting on October 26, 2021 to thank partners who have permitted eyeglass collection recipticles to be at their businesses, and for the club's achievement to be congratulated by local state legislators and by the President of Lions Clubs International through the presentation of special certtificates by Lions 14-T District Governor Peg Hummel (and have  a little fun with the eyeglass theme, too). Here are some photo highlights:


Lions Build New Service Club Sign

Member of the Chambersburg Evening Lions Club rebuilt one of the four service club signs that infom travellers entering the area on the major incoming routes of Rt. 11 and Rt. 30. This sign along Rt. 30/Lincoln Way East is a replacement for the one destroyed by a violent wind storm. 



Coyle Free Library - Noelker and Hull, Associates, Inc.

The Chambersburg Evening Lions Club holds it regular meeting and meal in the beautiful Atrium Room at the Coyle Free Library on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 6:15 pm. Great fellowship for men and women, delicious dinner and informative speaker at each meeting. E-Mail for more information on attending a meeting and becoming a member of the world's largest service organization... the Lions! Contact club secretary Bill McKelvie at

14T District Governor Cathy Baker accepts a $2,000 donation for district project from 1st VP of the Chambersburg Evening Lions Club Joel Leckron on November 23, 2020. These charitble dollars raised by Lions members will assist in a myriad of projects including diabetes research, sight & hearing help, children & youth programs and assistance during emergency disasters.

No Club Completes More Community Service Projects


Has More Fun!!

  The Chambersburg Evening Lions Club was Chartered in 1984, dedicated to service in the Chambersburg area. Since that time we have performed innumerable projects through our  H.A.N.D.S. program as well as other types of service in the area.  At the same time, we join together twice a month for a meal, education, and most of all... FUN!

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As with many organizations we are always searching to augment our membership with individuals interested in building a better community through learning,  growing and service. In this regard we would like to extend an invitation to interested men and women to attend any of our regular meetings. For more information details about our club and our meeting, please contact any of the officers listed on the "contacts" page.

Eyeglass Collection Boxes

Members of our club installed additional collection boxes at two locations in Chambersburg for used eyeglasses and hearing aids at:

Ludwick Eye Center on 5th Avenue.

MyEyeDr. on Wayne Avenue

Grove Family Library off Lincoln Way East in Fayetteville

Above, Evening Lions Club members work on the Ludwick Eye Center installation, whiile below Dr. Ludwick, who is also a Lion, and some of his staff pose with the new box and its first collections shortly after the installation, as do some member of our Lions Club.

In the photos below, club members work on the MyEyeDr installation and then take a moment to pose with this new collection box.

The Chambersburg Evening Lions have collected over 80,000 used eyeglasses over the past decade.  Another outdoor collection location is at the Grove Family Library in Fayetteville. Indoor collection locations in the Chambersburg area are Summit Primary Care/Dr. Charlesworth, the Chambersburg Hospital cafeteria, and Hartzok Optometrist, along with Orndorf Optometrist in Shippensburg.


Lions Clubs collective worldwide mission is to perform volunteer service and raise money for important local, regional and international needs, While the Chambersburg Evening Lions does hold fundraising events and contributes charitably, the club’s emphasis is on service.

Our H.A.N.D.S. program, or “Helpful Acts Not Dollars Soley”, is a unique commitment by our club members to undertake a hands-on volunteer service project at least once a month to help a needy individual or organization. 

Typical H.A.N.D.S. Projects

vision and hearing screenings for children

financial assistance for those in need

clean up and repairs

volunteer assistance at charitable events


Recent Recipients of H.A.N.D.S. Projects

Lions Beacon Lodge for the Blind, Salvation Army, Capitol Theatre, Downtown Chambersburg, Council for the Arts, Habitat for Humanity, Totem Pole Playhouse, Pre-Schools, Shippensburg University Children’s Fair, PennDOT



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