If you have ever wondered what to do with your old, unneeded eyeglasses, well wonder no more!
On Friday, Sept. 6, Postal Service letter carriers in San Diego City and County team up with Lions Clubs International for the 11th Annual Recycle for Sight eyeglass collection.
By leaving your old, unneeded eyeglasses, sunglasses, readers or children’s glasses in a plastic bag at your mailbox, you’ll be helping needy patients around the world who desperately need corrective or protective lenses. Your donation means many will experience clear vision for the first time.
So take this opportunity to recycle the old glasses you've had tucked away in a drawer for years. Lions Club volunteers will sterilize calibrate and distribute your donation. If you receive no mail on Friday, your donation will be picked up the next time your carrier has mail to deliver. Over the past ten years, letter carriers collected more than 100,000 pair of donated glasses.
Recycle for Sight is supported by the U.S. Postal Service, the National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Rural Letter Carriers Association.
San Diego Lions Clubs and the U.S. Postal Service say “Thank you.”
–USPS Press Release