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For Pam Grassmick

The Beaver Island Association is participating in the Lions Recycle for Sight used eyeglasses collection program and hearing aids would like to encourage community members to donate their used eyeglasses. Collection boxes have been placed in the Beaver Island Community Center, the Beaver Island District Library, and the Commission on Aging office until May 15, 2022. 

“We need everyone to donate their old glasses,” said Dick Mulvihill, President of the Beaver Island Association. “In most developing countries, eye care is either unaffordable or inaccessible. 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. And for many, poor eyesight that is left uncorrected can lead to unemployment for adults and a child’s inability to attend school. By taking the time to give us your glasses, you will help improve the life of someone in need.” 

The donated eyeglasses will be shipped to the Wisconsin Lions Foundation Eyeglass Recycling Center in Rosholt, Wisconsin where they will be sorted, cleaned, categorized by prescription and prepared for distribution by Lions and other groups to third world countries. 

For more information on the Eyeglass Recycling Program contact any board member of the Beaver Island Association or Pam Grassmick at 448-2314 or pgrassmick@gmail.com.