Changing Lives, One Pair

of Eyeglasses at a Time.

In just about any medicine cabinet or dresser drawer, you can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person's life.

Lions Recycle for Sight

Pile of used eyeglassesThat's why Lions Clubs International started the Lions Recycle for Sight program.  Everyone can help.Throughout the year, the Gig Harbor Lions Club collects used eyeglasses through a network of eyeglass collection boxes throughout town. 

We are very fortunate to have an eyeglass recycling facility here in the northwest, one of only 18 such centers in the world.   The Northwest Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (NWLERC) in Lacey, Washington, is the center where NWLERC personnel sort, clean, test and package each individual pair of eyeglasses.  The eyeglasses that meet stringent quality parameters and are suitable for reuse are sent on missions throughout the world.  NWLERC, in operation since 2004, has received over two million pairs of eyeglasses for reuse and recycling.  We also accept used hearing aids! 

How You Can Help

If you have used eyeglasses (and hearing aids) that you no longer need, you can donate them to us via one of our collection boxes around Gig Harbor.  Our recycling center accepts all prescription and reading glasses, sunglasses and empty plastic and metal frames.  PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE EYEGLASS CASES IN YOUR DONATION.   

Collection Box Locations :

BBQ2U  4814 Point Fosdick Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Cascade Eye and Skin   4907 Point Fosdick Dr e600, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce   3125 Judson St, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Columbia Bank   3006 Judson St Suite 101, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Cottesmore of Life Care  2909 14th Ave NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Gig Harbor Elks Club  9701 54th Ave, Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Eye Candy Optical  4735 Point Fosdick Dr #300, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Harbor Place at Cottesmore  1016 29th St NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Pierce County Library  4424 Point Fosdick Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Lodge at Mallards Landing 7083 Wagner Way NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Gig Harbor Methodist Church. 7400 Pioneer Way, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Olympic Eye Care. 6508 Wollochet Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Atria Retirement Peninsula  3445 50th St Ct, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Peninsula School Dist. (Office) 14015 62nd Ave NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Dr Charles Dale, Optometry. 3002 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98335






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