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Seymour, Connecticut Lions Recycle For Sight

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Seymour Lions Recycle For Sight

The Seymour Lions are asking people to look through dresser drawers and closets for used eyeglasses and old hearing aids and donate them to the Lions Recycle For Sight & hearing program.

The Seymour Lions Club will be collecting used prescription eyeglasses and prescription and non-prescription sunglasses as part of a unique recycling program. The collected glasses will be cleaned and prepared for distribution in developing countries where eye care is often unaffordable and inaccessible. We are also collecting used hearing aides.

“We need everyone to donate their used eyeglasses,” said Ann Barton, project chairperson. “In most developing countries, an eye exam can cost as mush as one months wages and a single eye doctor may serve a community of hundreds of thousands of people.”

The donated glasses will be shipped to a regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center where they will be cleaned, categorized by prescription and prepared for distribution by Lions and other groups.

To donate used glasses (including sunglasses and reading glasses), place them in the specially marked Lions Recycle for Sight collection boxes located at:

Smith’s Ansonia Shell, Rt. 8 & Great Hill Rd., Ansonia, CT
Seybridge Pharmacy, 37 New Haven Rd., Seymour, CT
George Tzepos, OD, 25 New Haven Rd., Seymour, CT
Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Ave., Ansonia, CT

We will be at Stop & Shop in Seymour on May 9, 2014 from 3:30-8:30 p.m. Collecting for for Lions World Sight Day. Please drop off your used glasses and hearing aides.

The Seymour Lions Club has 31 members and meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 at Molto Bene Restaurant. Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information or to get involved with the Seymour Lions Club, please contact Melissa A. Smith Poynton, Club Secretary @ 203-430-9356.

Lions Club International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world . For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the web site atwww.lionsclub.org

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Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.