The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club continues to collect used prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses as part of its Recycle for Sight program. The club reports collection in April slowed slightly from an exceptional March, but still relatively strong.
In April, a total of 296 eyeglasses were collected and includes 67 cases. Year-to-date items collected have exceeded 3,000 – at 3,142 – and last year’s 12-month total has been exceeded with two months remaining.
“We greatly appreciate the efforts of our community in donating their unused glasses and cases,” said Lion Tom Nachazel. “It allows our club to provided them to those in need.”
Lions deliver the eyeglasses, sunglasses and cases to the Bonita Springs Lions Club, where they are further categorized and sent on to a Lions Recycling Center to be cleaned and categorized by prescription and prepared for distribution in the United States and throughout the world.
To donate used glasses, including reading glasses, place them in the specially marked Lions Recycle for Sight collection boxes located at the following businesses:
Sanibel – Ace Hardware, Bank of the Islands, Bailey’s General Store, Island Pharmacy, Joey’s Custard, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank on Library Way and Periwinkle, Sanibel Community Church, Sanibel Library, Sanibel Eyecare, Santiva General Store, Senior Center – Center for Life.
Captiva – Captiva Library and Bank of the Islands
The Sanibel Captiva Lions meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Sanibel Community House. Visiting Lions are welcome. For more information or to get involved with the Sanibel Captiva Lions, contact Membership Chairman Lion Steve Schulz at [email protected] or 239-233-6261.