Wisconsin Lions Goal–Collect 100,000 Pairs Of Eyeglasses

The Lions Clubs of Wisconsin have a state wide goal–collect 100,000 pairs of eyeglass during the year 2016-2017. Nels Beckman, president of the Hayward Lions Club made this announcement at the Hayward Lions Club meeting held on November 17, 2016 (noon meeting at Coop’s Pizza). The year 2017 will be the 100th anniversary of Lions Clubs International. As part of that celebration, the Wisconsin Lions Foundation (WLF) has instituted what has been named the “Centennial Eyeglass Challenge” for our state. The goal is to collect over 100,000 pairs of used eyeglasses by May, 2017. The Hayward Lions Club is asking for your help! Please donate your old used eyeglasses at any one of the eyeglass drop off points. Just look for the buckets with the Lions stickers on them. Think of it–100,000 people given the free gift of clear vision. 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 will ship your used glasses to the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center, located at the Wisconsin Lions Camp in Rosholt, Wisconsin. Once there, the glasses will be 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 co-chairpersons representing the Hayward Lions Club are: Kit Morse and Tim Donovan.