The White Hall Noon Lions Club is asking people to donate used eyeglasses for the Lions Recycle For Sight Program for people in developing countries.

The White Hall Noon Lions Club is asking people to donate used eyeglasses for the Lions Recycle For Sight Program for people in developing countries.


Now through the end of February, the White Hall Noon Lions Club will collect used prescription eyeglasses and prescription and non-prescription sunglasses and reading glasses.


The glasses will be cleaned and prepared for distribution in countries where eye care is often unaffordable and inaccessible.


"We need everyone to donate their used eyeglasses," said Michelle Herring, project chairwoman. "In most developing countries, 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."


To donate used glasses, place them in the specially marked Lions Recycle For Sight collection boxes located at: Reylance Bank, Simmons First National Bank, Pine Bluff Arsenal health clinic, Shriners, Shelter Insurance at 7300 Dollarway Road, Dr. Raymond Jones’ office at 8025 Dollarway Road and at Gandy, Hardin, Moody and Taylor elementary schools in White Hall School District.


The White Hall Noon Lions Club meets on the first Thursday of each month at noon at Larry’s Pizza in White Hall. Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs.


Details: Kevin Bonnette, 535-2233; Betsy Francis, 247-1254; or Glenda Dean, 541-1424. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit www.lionsclubs.org