Links to Lions in Louisiana
The Lions Eyeglasses Recycling Program was adopted as an official service activity of Lions Clubs International in October 1994. However, Lions have been recycling eyeglasses for approximately 80 years. The goal of the program is to meet the demand for quality eyeglasses in developing nations. Currently, it costs less than 8 cents to provide someone with recycled eyeglasses.
The used eyeglasses collected all over the state of Louisiana are sent to the Harahan Lions Home where the eyeglasses are cleaned and classified by prescription then repacked for shipping.
In the past 7 years Lion Don Pastor and the Harahan Lions have tested, repacked and sent over 350,000 pair of eye glasses, that the Louisiana Lions have gathered.
To donate your used eyeglasses contact the Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation or your local Lions Club.
Please only send usable eyeglasses (no cases). Thank You