As Fall cleaning gets under way, the Dixon Lions are asking people to look through dresser drawers and closets for used eyeglasses and donate them to the Lions Recycle For Sight program.
Today thru November 1 the Dixon Lions Club will be collecting used prescription eyeglasses 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 need everyone to donate their used eyeglasses, “said Scott Smith, project chairperson. “In most developing countries, an eye exam can cost as much as one month’s 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:
- Pizza Guys, 1455 Ary Lane,
- Dixon Florist, 150 E A Street,
- Cynde’s Place, 201 N 1sr Street,
- Solano Baking Co, 1160 Pitt School Rd Suite B,
- Dixon Chamber of Commerce, 220 N. Jefferson St
- First Northern Bank, 195 N 1st
- Starbucks, 1450 Ary Lane, Suite F
- Napa Auto Parts, 1205 North First Street
- Motley Real Estate, 100 North Adams Street
- Core Fitness, 400 Gateway Plaza, Suite B
- Tremont Elementary School
Dixon Montessori SchoolThe club is currently planning for their 6th Annual Texas Hold-Em Poker Night Fundraiser on Saturday, October 19, 2013. 100% of the proceeds goes right back to those in need in Dixon. For more information & tickets about the poker night, please call Scott Remillong at 707-478-3166.