Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers
Our Answer to a Global Need
Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers (LERCs) are located around the world – in Australia, Canada, France, Italy, South Africa, Spain and the United States. When you donate eyeglasses, local Lions clubs collect and ship them to a regional LERC where Lion volunteers:
- Prepare the glasses for distribution
- Ship large quantities of prepared glasses to humanitarian distribution teams
- Supply Lions permanent clinics with an inventory of prepared glasses
Donate Eyeglasses to the Following LERC Locations
Lions host 18 Eyeglass Recycling centers in the USA and around the world.
- Lions Recycle for Sight, Australia, Inc.
- Canadian Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (CLERC)
- Medico Lions Club de France
- Centro Italiano Lions Per La Raccolta Degli Occhiali Usati (Italy)
- Lions Operation BrightSight (Republic of South Africa)
- Spain Eyeglass Recycling Center (SAN VICENTE DEL RASPIEG – Alicante)
- Aurora Borealis Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (Alaska)
- Arizona Lions Eyeglass Recycling Terminal, Inc. (A.L.E.R.T.)
- Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation of MD-21 (Arizona)
- Lions in Sight Foundation of California and Nevada
- Indiana Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center
- Minnesota Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center
- New Jersey Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center, Inc.
- Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation
- Texas Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center
- Virginia Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center
- The Northwest Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (Washington)
- Wisconsin Lions Foundation Eyeglass Recycling Center
Requesting Eyeglasses for Missions
When requesting quantities of recycled eyeglasses from a LERC for mission use, your organization is responsible for:
- Assuring the LERC that the eyeglasses will be given to needy people at no charge
- Providing shipping instructions
- Paying for the cost of shipping the eyeglasses
- Arranging customs clearance
- Reporting the results of the mission within two weeks of completion (number of people served and number of people fitted with glasses)
BY THE NUMBERS
More than 120 million children worldwide have been helped by need-based Lions Eye Care Centers opened with the World Health Organization to deliver eye care services.
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Lions Clubs International
300 W. 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL 60523-8842