Record Number of Eyeglasses Collected

Nels Beckman, president of the Hayward Lions Club, announced at the recent club meeting that the Wisconsin Lions Clubs had collected 295,308 pairs of used eyeglasses this past year. The Hayward Lions Club collected over 3,000 pairs of eyeglasses this past year. A “Big Thank You” goes out to the Hayward area from the Hayward Lions club members. It is quite amazing for a community of just over 2,000 people to donate over 3,000 pairs of used eyeglasses. The goal for the state of Wisconsin was to collect 100,000 pairs of used eyeglass this year–well that goal was exceeded by quite a bit!

The drop off points for your used eyeglasses 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 eyeglasses to the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center located at the Wisconsin Lions Camp in Rosholt, WI. 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. The Hayward Lions Club wishes to thank the Hayward area for their continued support.