Recycle your specs so others can see
YOU can give someone the gift of sight by simply donating your old spectacles.
The Childers Lions Club has ramped up its campaign, Recycle for Sight, by extending the number of collection points for used glasses around town.
Collection boxes are now available at all three doctors surgeries in Childers, at the hospital, Forest View Childers, the Buxton General Store and Woodgate Pharmacy.
Lions Club volunteer John Van Barneveld said donated glasses would be cleaned up, recycled, and sent to developing countries, where they would then be handed over to people who could not afford them.
Mr Van Barneveld appealed to the Isis community to donate any glasses that were no longer required, rather than disposing of them.
“You can help someone who is worse off than you, and it doesn’t cost you anything,” he said.
“Just give them your old spectacles instead of putting them in the bin.”
Mr Van Barneveld said the campaign had proved popular, and just last year the club received about 200 pairs of glasses.
“Hopefully by expanding the campaign to Buxton and Woodgate, we’ll pick up a few more glasses,” he said.
RECYCLE FOR SIGHT: John Van Barneveld drops off some spectacles for the Lions initiative.