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SanCap Lions report on eyeglass collection totals for April

By Staff | May 15, 2018

PHOTO PROVIDED Specially marked Lions Recycle for Sight collection boxes can be found on Sanibel and Captiva.

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club continues to collect used prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses as part of its Recycle for Sight program.

Still relatively strong, the April collection slowed slightly from an exceptional March.

In April, a total of 296 eyeglasses were collected, including 67 cases. Year-to-date items collected have exceeded 3,000 – at 3,142 – and last year’s 12-month total was exceeded with two months left.

“We greatly appreciate the efforts of our community in donating their unused glasses and cases,” Lion Tom Nachazel said. “It allows our club to provided them to those in need.”

The club delivers the eyeglasses, sunglasses and cases to the Bonita Springs Lions Club, where the items are further categorized and sent on to a Lions Recycling Center to be cleaned and categorized by prescription and prepared for distribution in the United States and throughout the world.

To donate used glasses, including reading glasses, place them in the specially marked Lions Recycle for Sight collection boxes located at the following businesses:

– Ace Hardware, 2025 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

– Bank of the Islands,1699 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

– Bank of the Islands, 14812 Captiva Drive, Suite 33924, Captiva

– Bailey’s General Store, 2477 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

– Captiva Memorial Library, 11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva

– Island Pharmacy, 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Suite 12, Sanibel

– Joey’s Custard, 2467 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

– Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, 2475 Library Way, Sanibel

– Sanibel Captiva Community Bank,1037 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

– Sanibel Community Church, 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

– Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel

– Sanibel Eyecare, 1571 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

– Santiva General Store, 6406 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel

– Sanibel Senior Center/Center 4 Life, 2401 Library Way, Sanibel

The Sanibel Captiva Lions meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Visiting Lions welcome. For more information or to get involved, contact Lion Steve Schulz at stevenschulz@comcast.net or 239-233-6261.