Aurora Borealis Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center

Lions in Alaska have been collecting eyeglasses for several years.  In 2004, they began their fully-operational Lions eyeglass recycling center.  They process approximately 40,000 pairs of eyeglasses per year and send out approximately 30,000 to eye care missions.  In 2007, The Aurora Borealis Lions Foundation purchased a building which has become the home to Aurora Borealis Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center.Microsoft PowerPoint - SB149 Signing Ceremony

The Lions of Multiple District 49 have secured a matching Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) grant to create a fully equipped contemporary eye doctor’s office where the needy will receive eye exams and ultimately a pair of one of our recycled eyeglasses or a voucher for a new pair of eyeglasses.  The center is sponsored by Multiple District 49 (Districts 49-A and 49-B).  A larger pdf image is available here.

Eyeglass Recycling – How You Can Help

If you have used eyeglasses you no longer need, you can donate them now. Lions accept prescription and reading glasses, sunglasses and plastic and metal frames. Children’s glasses are especially needed. Here’s how you can help.

Anchorage Dropoffs for Used Glasses

Costco at 4125 Debarr Road or 330 West Dimond Blvd

Walmart at 3101 A St or 8900 Old Seward Hwy

Look for containters in the optical sections. If these locations are not convenient, please contact the Lions and we can arrange a pickup.

Aurora Borealis Lions Eyeglass Recycling & Vision Center is located at 2925 Newby Road, North Pole, Alaska  99705.

Lions in Alaska have been collecting eyeglasses for several years.  In 2004, they began their fully operational Lions eyeglass recycling center.  They process approximately 40,000 pairs of eyeglasses per year and send out approximately 30,000 to eye care missions.  In 2007, The Aurora Borealis Lions Foundation purchased a building which has become the home to Aurora Borealis Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center. As of late, the Lions of Multiple District 49 have secured a matching LCIF grant to create a fully equipped contemporary eye doctor’s office where the needy will receive eye exams and ultimately a pair of one of our recycled eyeglasses or a voucher for a new pair of eyeglasses.  The center is sponsored by Multiple District 49 (Districts 49-A and 49-B).

Please send mail to:
Aurora Borealis Lions Eyeglass Recycling & Vision Center
PO Box 55933
North Pole, Alaska  99705

Please contact the center prior to shipping large quantities of glasses.

Contact: Howard Rixie, PCC
Phone:  907-385-3164
www.ablerc.org

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