Donate glasses and change someone’s life. Imagine if you could help a child read. An adult succeed in his job. A senior maintain her independence. And provide a community with more opportunities to grow and thrive.
Everyday, our recycled eyeglass programs do all of this and more. Here’s how you can donate glasses and help.
Drop your eyeglasses in Lions collection boxes
You can drop off your usable eyewear at Lions-sponsored collection boxes in your community. Your local optician or eyeglasses store might have a collection box. If you can’t find a box, please talk to us.
We are updating our club’s list of drop off points and will publish it as soon as we can.
But we are part of a larger effort. One of several GTHA drop off points should be near you.
Where do the glasses go?
We sent them to the Canadian Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centre, in Calgary. The great team at CLERC determines the prescription, and sorts and packages them. Then CLERC ships the glasses to where there is a need. Since 2003, CLERC has shipped over 3.5 million pairs of glasses to over 80 different countries.
The next time you get new glasses, be part of this life-changing effort. Just drop off your glasses in a Lions collection box.