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How to Collect Usable Glasses

A Club Guide for Collecting Used Glasses is a helpful tool to use whether your club has a collection program in place or is planning to start one.

Valuable Partners

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." Helen Keller

The people in your community are valuable partners in your eyeglass collection project. Keep them well informed and engaged, and show your appreciation for their support. They can donate their usable glasses, host collection boxes, attend your club's events and tell others about your club.

Parents, service group leaders, corporations, businesses and others may contact your club to offer their support to your eyeglass collection project.

Provide them with a prompt and helpful repsonse. Consider ways they can participate and help your club's collection efforts.

Key Steps

Set up Collection Locations
Partner with community offices, businesses, organizations, places of worship and schools. Invite them to support your collection by hosting collection containers.

Use Recycle for Sight Resource: LCI has developed a variety of resources. Use them to organize and promote your eyeglass collection.

Promote your collection activity.

Send collected eyeglasses, sunglasses, reading glasses and frames to one of the official Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers (LERCs) for processing.

Report your eyeglass collection activity via the online Lions Club Service Activity Report.

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