Changing Lives, One Pair at a Time

In just about any dresser drawer, one 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, Lions in our St. John club collect used eyeglasses through a network of eyeglass collection boxes throughout town.  The glasses are counted and then delivered to our regional facility in Wanatah, Indiana.  From there the eyeglasses make there way to the Westville prison where inmates sort, clean, repair, test and package each individual pair of eyeglasses.  Most of the recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in developing countries where they will have the greatest impact.

How You Can Help

If you have used eyeglasses you no longer need, you can donate them to one of our various collection boxes.  Lions accept prescription and reading glasses, sunglasses and empty plastic and metal frames.  Children's glasses are especially needed.

View a video on how eyeglasses are recycled.  For more information, contact a member of the St. John Lions Club or attend one of our monthly meetings.

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