As Recycle for Sight Month continues, we encourage Lions everywhere to participate in Lions eyeglass recycling programs. Collected eyeglasses end up at mission sites around the world, where eye care professionals and Lions provide eye care and eyeglasses to people in need.
The key steps to collecting eyeglasses in your community include:
1. Set up collection locations. Ask local businesses and organizations, such as libraries, schools, doctors’ offices, places of worship and community centers, to host a Lions eyeglass collection box. Establish and maintain contact with these partners, and schedule regular pick ups.
2. Use Recycle for Sight resources. LCI provides guides, posters, brochures, press releases, forms and other resources to help support your club’s efforts.
3. Promote your collection activity. Let the community know where they can donate used eyeglasses, what happens to the glasses after they are collected, and how Lions are making an impact locally and globally.
4. Send eyeglasses to the nearest Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center. This is where trained volunteers sort, clean and determine prescriptions strengths of the eyeglasses.
Do you have any tips for collecting used eyeglasses?
We are very saddened by the tragic tornado disaster in Moore, Oklahoma. Rest assured, the Lions are doing their part with the recovery efforts and will be there as members of the community for the long-term rebuilding efforts.
There are several thousand Lions in eastern Oklahoma, and the Lions of the world will be there to support them in this time of great need.
Right now, we are sending a Major Catastrophe Grant of US$100,000 from LCIF’s disaster relief fund. This grant will support Lions in affected areas to immediately begin providing aid to those in need, such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies.
We are also providing emergency grants to assist with other destructive storms that have impacted parts of the USA in recent days.
The community of Moore, and all the Lions Club members in the area, need our support today to help their neighbors.
You can help by contributing to the disaster relief fund of Lions Clubs International Foundation. Donations to this fund are Melvin Jones Fellowship eligible and help Lions.
We will keep you updated as needs are more fully known, now and for as long as it takes.
Wayne A. Madden Wing-Kun Tam
International President Chairperson, LCIF
Posting videos on your club’s Facebook page is a wonderful way to share your Lions club’s story and let your community know how you’re making an impact. Follow our tips to make sure your videos are engaging viewers and effectively promoting your club’s local community service.
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The Gujrat Young Fellows Lions Club in Pakistan recently held a street art competition. The event brought community members together to help improve and beautify the city.
Fun, unique community projects such as this one are a great way to get the word out about your Lions club and invite people of all ages to become involved.
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