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Recycling Eyeglasses-Lions make the news

Ever wonder where all those old eyeglasses the Lions Clubs collect end up?  5000 pairs are heading to Africa to Mozambique, Congo, and Lesotho thanks to the Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation and Mission Aviation Fellowship.  The effort made the news last week with stories on KTVB, Channel 7, and this week on KTRV, Channel 12 and KIVI, Channel 6.

Don't miss reading the complete details on Mission Aviation's website.

Lions collect all shapes, sizes, and prescriptions of used eyeglasses.  Those in good condition are sent on missions like this one to developing countries.  Others that are no longer wearable can still be recycled for parts and metal so don't hesitate to put your old pairs, including prescription sunglasses, in the collection boxes.  The boxes you see at Walmart are sent to regional Lions Eyeglass Collection Centers for recycling through a new partnership between Lions Clubs International and Walmart.  The glasses collected in the small boxes that you see in various locations are used for the local missions like the one from Boise to Africa.

Carolyn Holly's KTVB blog lists several sites in Boise where eyeglasses can be dropped off and several more around the state are listed at our Lions District 39W website.  If you know of a collection site not listed, you can list it by clicking the blue comments link below or contact us through www.Lions39W.org.



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