Thank you for sup­port­ing Re­cy­cle for Sight

Maryland Independent - - Community Forum -

The Wal­dorf Lions Club would like to thank the com­mu­nity for sup­port­ing Lions Re­cy­cle For Sight used eye­glasses col­lec­tion program. Over the past sev­eral years through your sup­port, we col­lected more than 80,000 pairs of eye­glasses to be pro­cessed for use by the poor in de­vel­op­ing coun­tries. The glasses are taken to a Lions Eye­glass Re­cy­cling Cen­ter where they are cleaned, cat­e­go­rized by pre­scrip­tion and pre­pared for dis­tri­bu­tion by Lions and other groups.

In many de­vel­op­ing coun­tries eye­glasses are un­af­ford­able or unattain­able leav­ing many peo­ple un­able to earn a liv­ing or at­tend school be­cause of poor vi­sion. While this great need for eye­glasses ex­ists many of us may have per­fectly good used eye­glasses tucked away at home in draw­ers or clos­ets. With con­tin­u­ing com­mu­nity sup­port the Wal­dorf Lions Club through the Lions In­ter­na­tional Re­cy­cle For Sight Program can match-up those old, un­wanted eye­glasses with a child or adult in a de­vel­op­ing coun­try to bring them the joy of im­proved vi­sion.

The Wal­dorf Lions Club would like to ex­press its ap­pre­ci­a­tion to those lo­cal busi­nesses and com­mu­nity cen­ters that serve as eye­glass drop-off cen­ters in­clud­ing Charles County Pub­lic Li­brary (Wal­dorf Branch), Gal­le­ria Beauty Sa­lon & Spa, Cen­tury 21 Real­tors, Doc­tors On Sight, For Eyes Op­ti­cal, Jones Pem­brooke Op­ti­cians, North­gate Phar­macy, Pearl­man Foot Care Cen­ter, Ster­ling Op­ti­cal, Wal­mart Vi­sion Cen­ter, We­in­stein Eye As­so­ciates, Re/Max 100 Real­tors, Mom’s Or­ganic Mar­ket, Go Green Thrift Store, and Vet­er­ans of For­eign Wars Post 8810.

Peo­ple who would like to do­nate their un­wanted eye­glasses can leave them at any of the above men­tioned drop-off cen­ters.

Thanks again for help­ing Lions bring the joy of im­proved vi­sion to so many in need.

Bernie Eas­ton, Wal­dorf The writer is the project chair­man for the Re­cy­cle For Sight Pro­gram­ming with the Wal­dorf Lions Club.

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