Eye­glasses Needed To Aid For­eign Coun­tries

MidWeek Islander (Central Oahu) - - News -

Area Lions clubs will col­lect used pre­scrip­tion eye­glasses and sun­glasses this week­end at Cen­tral Oahu sites as part of a statewide ef­fort to help the needy in de­vel­op­ing coun­tries.

Club vol­un­teers then clean, pack and mail off boxes of do­nated glasses to peo­ple who can­not af­ford eye care or can­not ac­cess it. Most re­cently, Hawaii Lions dis­trib­uted 5,000 pairs of glasses to vil­lages in Afghanistan.

Col­lec­tion sites for “Lions Re­cy­cle for Sight” are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Satur­day and Sun­day at Mililani Wal­mart and Wahi­awa Longs Drugs, as well as 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days at Malama Mar­ket at 66-190 Kame­hameha Hwy. in Haleiwa.

“Imag­ine if you could help a child read, an adult suc­ceed in his job or a se­nior main­tain her in­de­pen­dence,” said Wahi­awa Lion Jack Kampfer. For de­tails, call 621-5109, ext. 226.

Also nearby, on Satur­day only, col­lec­tions are planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pearl City Wal­mart and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pupuole Com­mu­nity Park.

Par­tic­i­pat­ing Lions clubs in­clude Wahi­awa, Wa­ialua, Mililani, Lee­ward Oahu and Pearl City.

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