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Lions ‘Recycle for Sight’


Rockdale Noon Lions Eyeglass Chairman Gloria Thrasher holding eyeglasses collected in a box at The Rockdale Reporter. Rockdale Noon Lions Eyeglass Chairman Gloria Thrasher holding eyeglasses collected in a box at The Rockdale Reporter. May is the official glasses rec ycle awareness mont h of Lion’s International.

The Rockdale Noon Lion’s Club reminds you to use the “Recycle for Sight” collection boxes located in banks and businesses in town. This includes used prescription eyeglasses, sunglasses and non-prescription sunglasses.

This is a recycle program where the glasses are cleaned and prepared for distribution in developing countries where eye care is often unaffordable and inaccessible.

“We need everyone to donate their used eyeglasses” said Gloria Thrasher, local eyeglasses chairperson. “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 thousands of people.”

Donated glasses will be shipped to the regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center located in Midland.

This week Rockdale Noon Lion’s Club shipped 535 pairs of glasses that have been collected from the local boxes. Rockdale Noon Lion’s Club appreciates your continued support.

For more information or to get involved with the Rockdale Noon Lion’s sight projects, please contact President Paul Dixon or Eyeglass Chairman Gloria Thrasher.


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