Club Programs & Contributions

Kimberton Lions Recycle For Sight Program

There is a great need for recycled eye wear.

The World Health Organization estimates that the eyesight of one-fourth of the world's population can be improved through the use of corrective lenses. Unfortunately for many, a pair of glasses is both unaffordable and inaccessible. In developing countries, an eye exam costs as much as one month's wages, and a single doctor may serve a community of hundreds of thousands of people.

For nearly 70 years, individual Lions clubs and districts in the U.S., Canada and several other developed countries have collected old, unwanted eyeglasses for re-distribution to the poor in developing nations.

To increase public awareness for this service initiative, thousands of Lions throughout North America sponsored the first-ever Lions Recycle For Sight Month in May 1996. Thanks in-part to continuous nationwide publicity in the U.S., the program experiences significant success.

The general public is encouraged to donate their used eyeglasses and sunglasses to their local Lions club.

Eye glass recycle centers

 Gateway Pharmacy, Kimberton Whole Foods, Phoenixville YMCA, Spring Hollow Golf Course, Truly Yours Cards and Gifts, Yeager's Farm Market.



                      Charitable Contributions for 2014

Organization  Dollars
Beacon Lodge Camp for the Blind 1,500
Bing Miller Trust 1,800
Canine Partners for Life 1,000
Cat Pickering Student Awards 1,000
Chester County Blind Association 750
Eyebank of Delaware Valley 1,000
Julianne Siller Scholarship Fund 250
Leader Dog for the Blind 1,000
Pediatric Brain Tumor Fund 250
Phoenixville Area Community Services (PACS) 250
Phoenixville Senior Center 1,000
Vision Research Center of Berks County 200
Wendy Sherid Dollars for Dogs 250
As Needed Basis: Eyeglasses, Assist Dog, East Pikeland Police Outreach, InterService Support, other individuals/families as needed. To be determined
Total for 2014 $10,250++ 

This page was last updated on  09/04/15