How to Donate Eyeglasses in New Jersey

Many organizations encourage individuals to donate their used eyeglasses. Millions of people all over the world need the help of eyeglasses but cannot afford them. Your contribution will help these people see clearly. Your donated eyeglasses might go to a child, teen or an elderly person. A few charities within New Jersey allow you to drop off or mail them your eyeglasses. Some of them help local people, while others send the eyeglasses to a location with the greatest need.

Instructions

Things You’ll Need:
Cleaning cloth
Eyeglasses case
Shipping box
Packing material
Postage

Lions Club of New Jersey
1 Clean your eyeglasses with a soft cloth and place them in their eyeglass case, if you have one.

2 Wrap the eyeglasses securely with bubble wrap and place them inside a box if you plan to ship them.

3 Ship the glasses via UPS or bring them to the nearest Lions Club:
New Jersey Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center, Inc.
c/o The Katzenbach School for the Deaf
320 Sullivan Way
West Trenton, NJ 08628

Eyes for the Needy
1 Clean your eyeglasses with a soft cloth and place them in their eyeglass case, if you have one.

2 Wrap the eyeglasses securely with bubble wrap and place them inside a box if you plan to ship them.

3 Ship or bring the glasses to:
New Eyes for the Needy
549 Milburn Ave.
P.O. Box 332
Short Hills, NJ 07078

LensCrafters
1 Clean your eyeglasses with a soft cloth and place them in their eyeglass case, if you have one.

2 Look up the nearest LensCrafters location by searching on their website (see Resources). Type in your zip code to find the closest store.

3 Bring the glasses to a LensCrafters location for donation. They will mail the glasses to their organization OneSight, which gives glasses to needy people.

Tips & Warnings
Ask your friends and family for their old eyeglasses so that you can send several pairs to a charity organization.