By William Tauro
This past Tuesday, staff of the East Cambridge Savings Bank attended a Somerville Lions Club Meeting and offered a big helping hand.The staff offered to place Lions Club eyeglass donation boxes within their bank branches to help collect eyeglasses for the needy and visual impaired.
Changing Lives, One Pair at a Time
In just about any home, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person’s life.
Lions Recycle for Sight
That’s why we started the Lions Recycle for Sight program. Everyone can help.
Throughout the year, Lions, Leos and other volunteers collect used eyeglasses and deliver them to regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers (LERCs).
LERC volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses. Recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in low and middle income communities where they will have the greatest impact.
Eyeglass Recycling – How You Can Help
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 at any East Cambridge Savings Bank or at the Mount Vernon Restaurant located at 14 Broadway in Somerville.
You can drop off your usable eyewear at Lions-sponsored collection boxes in your community.
For information specific to locations in your community, contact your local Somerville Lions club at (617)293-2016 and ask for Billy Tauro
Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion.