Lion’s Club recycles eyeglasses

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Sorting glasses for shipment to the New Orleans facility and ultimately to Mexico are Shantura Payne, Vallery Washington, Susan Hilton, Ellen Mathis and Sarah Gianonne.  

The Natchitoches Lions Club participates in the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Program every year.  Unused, discarded and/or out of date glasses are collected, sorted and then donated to the disadvantaged outside the United States.
These eyeglasses improve the quality of life for children and adults living in low and middle income communities around the world.  Many of those served experience corrected vision for the first time. The Natchitoches Lions recently gathered donated glasses and sorted them before shipping the glasses to their facility in New Orleans where they are cleaned and classified.  Once classified, the glasses will be sent to the disadvantaged in Mexico.  

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All glasses are prescribed by doctors. Recipients receive evaluation and glasses free of charge.  The Natchitoches and Many Lions Clubs sent over 500 pairs of glasses to their New Orleans facility. For more information about this initiative or to donate, contact any Lions Club member or place them in one of the many collection boxes around town.  
Collection boxes are also available to businesses wishing to participate in the program.