Eyeglass Recycling

In 1925, Helen Keller challenged Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness" during the association's international convention. Today, Lions are recognized worldwide for their service to the blind and visually impaired. Lions demonstrate their commitment to sight conservation through eyeglass recycling, sight partnerships and countless other sight services.

Old Glasses Give New Life

Eyeglass recycling is one of the Lions' most popular activities. Although the program was officially adopted by the association in 1994, Lions have been collecting glasses for more than 80 years.

Listed below are the Ridgecrest locations where you may drop off your used eyeglasses.

Dr. Robison's Office        Dr. J. Mallory's Office      Dr. Chen's Office  

We provide Free Vision Screening at Health Fairs.  Working with the School Districts' Nurses we provide vision screening, in the schools, using the Club's Spot Vision Screener.  Using the Spot Vision Screener saves hours of time and provides more accurate result and detect visions issues that may be missed by the traditional screening.  Working in conjunction with the Salvation Army and our local Optometrist the Ridgecrest Lions provide Eye Exams and Glasses to those in Need.

Ronald McDonald House Pull Tabs 
Info here 

Community Activities

The Ridgecrest Lions provide service in our valley where members see a need.  This support has included: Youth Sport Programs, Student Speakers Contest, Cerro Coso Scholarships, Safe Grad Night, Peace Poster Contest, Senior Center, DART, Child Spree, Toys for Tots, Salvation Army, Special Olympics, Holiday Food Baskets, Chamber of Commerce Member, BHS Music Programs, IWV Concert Association, Relay for Life, High Desert Haven, Women’s Center Hi-Desert, Ridgecrest Animal Shelter, Kiwanis Walk-a-Thon, Cards for Troops, Free Visit w/Santa

To expand our ability to serve our community the Ridgecrest Lions supports: the Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation; White Cane; Wilderness Camp for Deaf Children; Teresita Pines – A mountain camp for all children; City of Hope; Dogs for the Deaf; K-9 Companions for Independence; American Cancer Society; and Collect Pull Tabs for Ronald McDonald House at Loma Linda.         

Sgt John Pinney Memorial Pool (the only community pool)

In 2016 the only Ridgecrest community pool was forced to shut down due to a law suit brought against the City for not being handicap accessible.  The Ridgecrest Lions Charity Foundation Inc. a 501(c)3 Charity (FEIN 27-3171052) has now started (July 2018), working with community members to raise the necessary funds to refurbish and reopen the Sgt John Pinney Memorial Pool.  Tax deductible donations to this project may be sent to the Ridgecrest Lions Club, P.O. Box 2301, Ridgecrest, CA 93556-2301  and marked for "Pinney Pool"

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