The Deniliquin Lions Club are pleased with the community support shown for their Recycle for Sight used eyewear collection program.By Zoe McMaugh
The Deniliquin Lions Club would like to thank the community for supporting its Recycle for Sight used eyewear collection program.
Lions secretary Irene Duffy said the donated spectacles have been sent to the regional eyeglasses recycling centre where they will be cleaned, sorted by prescription and prepared for distribution to those in need.
The Australian Collection Centre distributes around 400,000 pairs annually to developing countries, where people often cannot afford the eye-care they need and clear vision is only a dream.
Sunglasses are similarly given where needed.
This humanitarian project is worth $160 million in aid each year.
‘‘The Deniliquin Lions Club would also like to express its appreciation to Deniliquin Eyecare and Mari’s Gifts and Accessories for contributing to the project by serving as convenient drop-off centres.
‘‘People who would still like to donate their specs are able to leave them at these local collection points.’’
Anyone interested in learning more about the Recycle for Sight Project, or the other activities undertaken by the Deniliquin Lions Club, are invited to contact Ms Duffy on 0447
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