"...Knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness."
In 1925, Helen Keller challenged the Lions Club to join that crusade and champion the cause of vision health. The Lions responded with gusto. Today, millions of people around the world have eyeglasses, have their sight, and have received vision care through the charitable efforts of the Lions Club.
At Dr. Sam's Eye Care, we donate our time to the Lions' effort of pediatric vision care in our communities, offering free eye exams in elementary schools. Additionally, we are a collection point for donations of used eyeglasses to the Lions. (For monetary donations to the Claremont Lions Club, click here.)
Donated eyeglasses, reading glasses and sunglasses are sent around the world, giving the disadvantaged the gift of eyesight--which can literally change lives. And it costs the Lions Club only about 8 cents to get a pair of glasses to someone whose life can be dramatically improved with your old glasses. Also, while the Lions take all kinds of glasses, children's glasses are always in short supply.
Donating eyeglasses to the Lions...
1. Bring them to Dr. Sam's
You may drop off eyeglasses at either of our locations in Hanover or Claremont.
2. Send them to the Lions
If you'd like to send your glasses directly to the Lions Club, you may package them up and mail them to:
Lions Clubs International Headquarters
Attention: Receiving Department
300 W. 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523
3. Take them to a local club
If you'd like to take your glasses donation to a Lions Club near you, click on the link below. It will take you directly to the Lions Club website and their "find a club" search engine.
Thank you for your interest in supporting the Lions. Millions of people worldwide, adults and children alike, benefit from the generosity of people like you.