Lions Club collects eyeglasses, hearing aids

Lions district Past Governor Mary Chentnik and WestShore Lions interim President David Sacco with one of the eyeglass collection boxes, located at Westlake Porter Public Library.

Since 1925, when the Lions Club pledged to help the blind and to work to eradicate preventable blindness at the urging of Helen Keller, they have lived up this promise in numerous ways. One such effort has been the collection of used eyeglasses. The Lions are most recognized by their eyeglass collection boxes that can be found in any town or community in such places as libraries, grocery stores, waiting rooms and so forth. If you have an old prescription sitting in a drawer or if you've lost a loved one and are unsure what to do with their glasses, the Lions Recycle for Sight Program has the answer.

The WestShore Lions Club is collecting your old eyeglasses, sunglasses and hearing aids. Your donations will be cleaned and packaged to be utilized in missions going to third-world countries.         

Donations may be dropped off at the following locations: Bay Village Dwyer Senior Center, 300 Bryson Lane; Westlake Center for Community Services, 29694 Center Ridge Road; Westlake Police Department, 27300 Hilliard Blvd.; Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road; Westlake Recreation Center, 28955 Hilliard Blvd.

Through membership in a Lions Club, people not only help those in need, but have opportunities to develop personal friendships and gain valuable leadership skills. If you would like to become a future "eyeglass donation site" or for more information on becoming a Lions Club member, call the WestShore Lions Club at 440-250-5564 and leave your name and phone number. (The Club currently has a vacancy for an individual to represent the Bay Village area; if interested give us a call.)

The WestShore Lions Club meets the first Thursday of each month at Porter Library from 7-8 p.m.

David Sacco

I'm currently the interim President of the WestShore Lions Club

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 9:59 AM, 03.15.2016