The Lions Club International has 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries that provide services such as recycled eyeglasses to those in need. According to the Lions Club International website, 153 million people have uncorrected refractive errors. Most of these vision problems are quickly diagnosed and easy to treat with corrective eyeglasses. The Lions Club collects millions of eyeglasses each year and recycles them for just pennies. The Kennett Square, Pennsylvania Lions Club participates in this charity program.
1 Contact your local Lions Club to find out the nearest drop-off location for used eyeglasses. The Kennett Square Lions Club website provides an e-mail and mailing address for contact information.
2 Call the selected Kennett Square drop site for hours of availability before making your donation. Most Lions Club eyeglass program partners take donations during normal business hours.
3 Drop off your used eyeglasses at any Lions-sponsored collection boxes in your community. These locations often include schools, libraries, community centers, places of worship, optometrist offices, coffee shops and other social gathering places.
Tips & Warnings
As an alternative for those unable to get to a Kennett Square drop box, you can package and mail your old eyeglasses to the nearest recycling center or address provided by the International Lions Club website. Be sure to pack eyeglasses securely before mailing them out.