Statewide Eyeglass & Hearing Aid Collection
Saturday January 21, 2023 8am-2pm
As spring cleaning gets under way, the Hawaii Lions are asking people to look through dresser drawers & closets for used eyeglasses & hearing aids and donate them to the Lions Recycle For Sight program.
Hawaii Lions collect eyeglasses year-round and, on this day, the Lions members will be out in force receiving your unwanted eyewear at Walmart and other locations throughout the state.
You may also place them in specially marked Lions Recycle For Sight collection boxes. Visit our website hawaiilions.org for locations prominently displayed on the homepage.
The glasses will be cleaned, categorized by prescription and prepared for distribution by Lions, Leos and other groups. According to the World Health Organization, the eyesight of approximately one-fourth of the world’s population can be improved through the use of a corrective lens.
The glasses will be distributed to those in need within developing countries where eye care is often unaffordable and inaccessible. In countries such as Afghanistan, Samoa, and the Philippines, an eye exam can cost as much as one month’s wages, and a single eye doctor may serve a community of hundreds of thousands of people.
In addition to the eyeglasses, hearing aids will be also collected, cleaned and tested for local distribution.
*** SPECIAL NOTE *** As part of the 14th Annual State-Wide “Lions in Sight” project, January 21, 2023 the Lions stationed at Kahala Mall (between Macy’s & Minamoto Kitchoan) from 10:00am – 3:00pm will be offering FREE vision screenings! Hawaii Lions provides this service during the school year; however, not all Hawaii schools participate. This is a great opportunity to get children tested. Must be at least 4 or older (Grades pre-K, K, 1, 3, 5, and 7). A parental permission slip is required to be filled out.
Lions are known for their commitment to being “Knights of the Blind in the Crusade against Darkness,” a challenging statement made by Helen Keller in 1925.
Other Hawaii Locations 8am-2pm
- Kahala Mall – between Macy’s & Minamoto Kitchoan 10am-3pm
- Kukui Grove Shopping Center ‐ Lihue: located next to Longs by water fountain 3-2600 Kaumualii Highway
- KTA Super Store ‐ Hilo KTA Center 50 East Puainako Street (808) 959-9111
- KTA Super Store ‐ Waimea Waimea Center 65-1158 Mamalahoa Hwy (808) 885-8866 9am-12pm