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County of Santa Clara and City of Milpitas to Proclaim May as Eyeglass Recycling Month

Written By: Maricris Benitez on May 5, 2014 at 1:52 pm

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County of Santa Clara and City of Milpitas to Proclaim May as Eyeglass Recycling Month

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May 20, 2014 Tuesday, 9:00 AM at the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisor Chamber located at 70 West Hedding,  San Jose, CA.

May 20, 2014 Tuesday, 7:00PM at Milpitas City Council chamber, 2nd floor, 455 East Calaveras Blvd. Milpitas, CA.

For over 80 years individual Lions clubs and districts in the United States, Canada and other countries has been collecting used eyeglasses to be donated to needy people throughout developing countries. In October 1994 the Lions Eyeglasses Recycling Program was adopted as an official service activity of the Lions Clubs International. In 2012-13 Lions clubs received more than 3,235,917 pairs of reusable eyeglasses.

Eyeglass recycling boxes are distributed by District 4-C6 Clubs in different. Lions members volunteer their time and services by collecting used eyeglasses for donation, cleaning, repairing, classifying and distributing them through other Lions Clubs hosting optical missions in various countries.

Thank you to all the clubs for your continuously supporting this project.

 

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