Collection center only - No processed glasses available
Minnesota Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center
1220 Frost Road, NW
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 USA
Send glasses and correspondence to:
6695 Riverview Loop NW
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Please contact the center prior to shipping large quantities of glasses.
Robert Hoofnagle, PDG, Chief Operations Officer and Center Director
Tel: 320-252-0243 Cell: 320-266-1611
Steve Hovanes, PCC, Operations Manager
Tel: 320-253-1371 Cell: 320-248-1010
Minnesota Lions have been collecting used eyeglasses since 1992. Endorsed by the Lions Multiple District 5M and the Minnesota Lions Vision Foundation, the Minnesota Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (Minnesota LERC) officially became a part of the Lions Clubs International Eyeglass Recycling Center program in 2011. The Minnesota LERC is operated by the Sauk Rapids Lions Club.
The Minnesota LERC is a collection center only and transports all glasses to the Wisconsin Lions Foundation Eyeglass Recycling Center to be processed. Wisconsin Lions Foundation Eyeglass Recycling Center generally furnishes eyeglasses for Lions’ missions, as well as other organizations such as Feed the Children and VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity).