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Upcoming events for the New Jersey Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center:

May is Eyeglass Recycling Month

Look for a recycling drop box near you

Looking ahead on the calendar, May is Eyeglass Recycling Month.  Mark your calendars to participate.

As spring cleaning gets under way, the New Jersey Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (NJLERC) is asking people to look through drawers and closets for old, unwanted eyeglasses and donate them to the Lions Recycle for Sight program.

During the month of May, the New Jersey Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center will be collecting used prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses as part of a unique recycling throughout the United States and Canada. The glasses will be distributed to those in need in developing countries where eye care is often unaffordable and inaccessible.

We need everyone to donate their old eyeglasses.  In most developing countries, an eye exam can cost as much as one month’s wages, and a single eye doctor may serve a community of hundreds of thousands of people.

The glasses will be processed at the New Jersey Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center where they will be cleaned, categorized by prescription and prepared for distribution by Lions and other groups. According to the World Health Organization, the eyesight of approximately one –fourth of the world’s population can be improved through the use of corrective lens.

To donate used eyeglasses, you may bring your eyeglasses to a participating WalMart Eye Care Center near you in the NJ/NY/PA area (for a list of locations, click here).  You may also place them in specially marked Lions Recycle for Sight collection boxes located in the lobby of many State offices throughout New Jersey. The program will begin May 1, 2011 and run throughout the month until May 31, 2011.

The New Jersey Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center is a 501-3 non-profit organization, we serve as volunteers without compensation under the charter of Lions Clubs International which is the largest service club organization with 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in 202 countries and geographic areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving those less fortunate.

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  1. February 21, 2011 2:06 am

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