PUBLISHED AUGUST 4TH in the ISLAND SUN NEWS…..
The Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club reported a great first month for the new Recycle for Sight box at Sanibel Community Church – 50 pairs of glasses/cases collected. The club collects unused prescription and non-prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses as part of its Recycle for Sight program.
During the month of July, a total of 319 eyeglasses and 38 eyeglass cases were collected for distribution to developing countries where eye care is often unaffordable and inaccessible. The glasses are shipped to a regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center, where they are cleaned, categorized by prescription and prepared for distribution by Lions and other groups.
“In just about any home, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person’s life,” said Lion Rick Wagner. “We are grateful to those who have made a donation and encourage others to support this worthy program.”
To donate used glasses, including reading glasses, place them in the specially marked Lions Recycle for Sight collection boxes located at the following businesses and organizations:
Sanibel – Ace Hardware, Bank of the Islands, Bailey’s General Store, Island Pharmacy, Joey’s Custard, Lazy Flamingo (Periwinkle and Santiva), Sanibel Captiva Community Bank (on Library Way and Periwinkle), Sanibel Community Church, Sanibel Public Library, Sanibel Eyecare, Santiva General Store, Center 4 Life.
Captiva – Captiva Memorial Library and Bank of the Islands.
The Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. Lions are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs.
For more information or to get involved with the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club, visit www.sanibelcaptivalions.org