Used Eyeglasses Collection

The Chambersburg Evening Lions actively collects used eyeglasses which are then sortedf and delivered to the New Jersey Lions Eyeglasses Recycling Centeer. That facility handles over 1 million donated eyeglases each year. All types of eyeglasses and sunglasses, strong and weak prescription and non-prescription, are neutralized then analyzed for Rx strength, packaged and sent for disribution to needy groups and individuials around the world.

To provide broader access for those in our area wishing to donate, the Chambersburg Evening Lions Club maintains three 24/7 outdoor collection boxes for eyeglasses at:

The Grove Family Library off LWE in Fayettevile
Ludwick Eye Center, 5th Avenue, Chambersburg
MyEyeDr on Wayne Avenue in Chambersburg

Additionally, indoor collecton boxes are located at two Chambersburg optometrists:

Dr. David Hartzok
Dr. Joel McGahen
Used eyeglasses at the New Jersey Eyeglass Recycling Center

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:


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