Eyeglasses Needed To Aid Foreign Countries
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.