Long View, NC – While you were doing your Spring cleaning did you find in your dresser drawer, attic, or garage a pair(s) of unwanted eyeglasses? But don’t know what to do with them? Why not donate, deposit, and recycle them in one of the LIONS RECYCLE FOR SIGHT boxes strategically at optometrist, ophthalmologist, eye care centers, and other Hickory businesses?

• Did you realize your unwanted pair(s) of eyeglasses can make a drastic change in another person’s life? Imagine if you could help a child read. An adult succeed in his job. A senior citizen maintains their independence. Every day, your recyclable eyeglasses can do all of this and more. Unfortunately, state and federal public health laws prevent recyclable eyeglasses to be used in the USA. That’s why they are distributed to people in developing countries throughout the world.

• What type of eye wear does the Lions Club accept? New, used, prescription children and adult eyeglasses, safety glasses and prescription and non-prescription sunglasses. Broken or incomplete glasses are not accepted. Concerns about possible eye infections prevents contact lens can not be recycled.

• What happens after your have donated, deposited, and recycled eyeglasses in a LIONS RECYCLE FOR SIGHT BOX? Upon receipt of your unwanted eyeglasses, Lions count, sort by type/style, and transports them to NC Lions, Incorporated headquarters at Camp Dogwood in Sherrills Ford. Your glasses will be shipped to one of 18 Lions Eyeglasses Recycling Centers to cleaned, sort by prescription strengthen, and packaged for overseas distribution. Remember there is great demand for prescription and non-prescription sunglasses by developing countries located close to the Equator.

• Where can your unwanted prescription eyeglasses/sunglasses and non-prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses be donated and recycled in Hickory area include eye care professionals, optometrist, ophthalmologist offices, and other businesses either have LIONS RECYCLE FOR SIGHT boxes strategically placed for people to donate, deposit or agreed to collect recyclable eyeglasses for the Long View Lions Club?

Where There’s A NEED. There’s a LION.

The Long View Lions Club traditionally meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. at Long View Recreation Center, located at 3107 2nd Avenue, NW in Hickory. However, due to COVID 19 virus, we not been meeting except sporadically in one of our member’s church parking lot practicing social distance. Whenever NC Governor Roy Cooper’s Phrase 3 of COVID 19 virus become effective , we are anticipating returning to our regular meeting location.

The Long View Lions Club are continuously looking for dedicated community minded men and ladies ( 21 years old and older) to join their ranks and assist with their various service projects and fund raisers. Membership is by invitation. For more information regarding the Long View Lions Club, please check out Facebook page. To learn more about NC Lions, Inc. and Lions Club International, please check out their websites listed below:

• Long View Lions Club Facebook Page

• North Carolina Lions, Inc. – http://nclionsinc.org

• Lions Clubs International- http://lionsclub.org/EN/index.php