Lions Need Glasses Too

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Lions Need Glasses Too

3/17/2013

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Leonardtown King Lion George Kirby (right) and fellow Leonardtown Lion John Brown calibrate donated eyeglasses at the Melwood Recycling Center.
Leonardtown King Lion George Kirby (right) and fellow Leonardtown Lion John Brown calibrate donated eyeglasses at the Melwood Recycling Center.

 Did you know that Lions need glasses? Yes, Lions throughout the world need glasses. Not the kind of lions that bite, but the kind that help millions of people see clearly. That’s what the Lions of St. Mary’s County, the Hollywood, Leonardtown, Lexington Park, Mechanicsville and Ridge Lions, are doing each month by collecting as many eyeglasses as possible.

And you can help too. In just about every home, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer used. Just drop them into one of the Lions Collection Boxes, which are located at various places in the County.  That very same pair of glasses can change another person’s life. Here’s how it works: once the eyeglasses are collected locally, they are taken to a Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center where they are cleaned, calibrated by prescription strength, packaged and distributed to people in need, mostly in developing countries.

Bottom Line: by donating your glasses you may change someone's life. Imagine if you could help a child read. An adult succeed in his job. A senior maintain his/her independence.  Lions accept prescription and reading glasses, sunglasses and plastic and metal frames. Children's glasses are especially needed. Here’s your chance to make a difference! Please contact Leonardtown Lions Jerry Pope (240-538-4448) or George Kirby (301-475-3188) for more information.



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