Quiet August for Eyeglass Collections

Make your eyeglass donation in one of our specially-marked boxes.

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club continues to collected used eyeglasses as part of its Recycle for Sight program, even with August being a quiet month. There were 128 eyeglasses, 18 lenses and 28 cases for a total of 174 items collected last month. That number is down by 40 percent from July.

“The islands have been very quiet these past few months, so we are hoping for stronger collections in the coming winter season,” said Recycle for Sight Coordinator Lion Rick Wagner.

To donate used glasses, including reading glasses, place them in the specially marked Lions Recycle for Sight collection boxes located at the following island businesses:

Sanibel – Ace Hardware, Bank of the Islands, Bailey’s General Store, Island Pharmacy, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank on Library Way and Periwinkle, Sanibel Community Church, Sanibel Library, Sanibel Eyecare, Senior Center – Center for Life.
Captiva – Bank of the Islands

The SanCap Lions meet on the first and third Wednesday at 6 p.m. for social hour at the Sanibel Community House. The meetings are open to the public and feature a guest speaker. A dinner, catered by Sanibel Catering Company by Bailey’s, is served at 7 p.m. and cost $15 for non-Lions. Those who wish to have dinner should contact Lion Steve at 239-233-6261 or Lion Jeff at 302-521-1158.