Shippensburg Lions Club Eyeglass Collection

In 1925, Helen Keller challenged the Lions members to become "The knights in the fight against blindness". One of the ways the Shippensburg Lions Club lives out this mission is through the collection of unwanted eyeglasses.

   We accept:
          - unwanted prescription glasses to fit children, teens or adults.
          - individual lenses
    We do not accept:
          - broken glasses
          - sunglasses
          - glasses cases

   Eyeglasses are collected year round and can be given to any Lions Club member or in our collection boxes that are located at Walmart, My Eye Doctor, and the Post Office in Shippensburg, PA.

   Glasses are sent to a Lions site for sorting and labeling and then to third world countries where people do not have access to or the money to afford to buy glasses.




  • Provide eye exams and eyeglasses to those in need.

  • Vision Screenings at Ship University

  • Vision As You Age talks to local service clubs and retirement homes

  • Annual Spagetti Dinner Fundraiser to provide the scholarship listed below

  • Provide annual scholarship (4 yr period) to local high school senior planning to attend Ship University

  • Sponsor needy  & handicapped children and adults to PA Lions Beacon Lodge Camp.

  • Sponsor local Cub Scout Pack 251.

  • Operate concession stand at home high school football games, all proceeds  from this event go back into the repair and upkeep of the Memorial Park in Shippensburg.

  • Collect used eyeglasses & hearing aids for use around world.

  • Assist in the spring clean up of the town Peace Garden.

  • Clean up 2 miles of local road in Adopt-A-Highway program.

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