Re­cy­cle your specs so oth­ers can see

Isis Town and Country - - LIFE -

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.

PHOTO: BUN090514CHL21

RE­CY­CLE FOR SIGHT: John Van Barn­eveld drops off some spec­ta­cles for the Lions ini­tia­tive.

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