Lions Recycle for Sight

Help us support our supporters

We would like to invite all teams and officials attending the CRC to collect and bring old eyeglasses for donation to the Lions Recycle for Sight Program.  Eyeglasses will be collected when teams pick up their accreditations and/or at the information desk at Seven Chiefs Sportsplex and Winsport during the week.

Usable Glasses Give New Life:
Refractive errors can be easily corrected with eyeglasses, yet millions living in low- and middle-income countries lack access to basic eye care services. Lions have recognized the urgent need for corrective lenses and collect usable glasses in their communities to support the Lions Recycle For Sight Program. 

Collected eyeglasses will be sent to the official Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (LERC) in Calgary for processing. There, the glasses are sorted to determine those that are usable or unusable, processed, and placed in inventory for distribution to optical missions around the world.  Lions help to minimize landfill waste by supporting precious metal reclamation and scrap processing for damaged glasses that are unusable. 

The 2022 Hosting Committee is grateful for the significant generosity of the Calgary Heritage Lions Club and our other event partners and sponsors – your support is helping us with Bringing Back the Energy and allowing our ringette communities to thrive!

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