Hayward Lions Collect Eyeglasses

Tim Donovan and Kit Morse (co-chairs for the eye glasses collection) have reported that the Lions Clubs in the state of Wisconsin have collected a record breaking 111,000 pairs of eyeglasses. The year 2017 will be the 100th anniversary of Lions Clubs International. As part of that celebration, the Wisconsin Lions Foundation (WLF) instituted what was named the “Centennial Eyeglass Challenge” for our state. The goal was to collect 100,000 pairs of used eyeglasses by May, 2017–well–the Lions far exceeded their goal.

The Hayward Lions Club thanks you for your support and would like for you to continue to support this very worthwhile cause. The drop off points are: Salvation Army, People’s National Bank, Veterans Community Center, Johnson Bank, Essentia Health Care (pharmacy), Northwoods Clinic, Family Eye Care, Hayward Community Credit Union and Northview Eye Clinic. The Hayward Lions ship your used eye glasses to the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center located at the Wisconsin Lions Camp in Rosholt, Wisconsin. Once there, the glasses are sorted, cleaned, categorized by prescription and prepared for distribution. Where there is a need–there is a Lion. With help from the local community, eye care for those in need is going to be more available.