Lions Collected 815 Donated Eyeglasses in 2020

The Yarmouth Lions Club wishes to thank the many people in and around Yarmouth who have donated their used eyeglasses, lenses, and eyeglass cases to the National Lions Eyeglasses Recycling Project.  Doug Carney, a Lion since 2013, shepherds our Yarmouth project.  Doug reports that we collected 815 eyeglasses in 2020, somewhat less than 2019’s record-setting quantity due to the pandemic.  The eyeglasses are processed by the regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center and distributed to needy people in developing countries where they have had the greatest impact.

A special thank you also goes out to the 5 Yarmouth and Freeport businesses below that currently host the eyeglass collection boxes:

Bayview Dental Associates, 247 Portland Street, Yarmouth – front entrance
Maine Optometry, 407 US Route 1, Freeport – front entrance
Town of Yarmouth Recycling Center & Transfer Station, 659 E. Main Street, Yarmouth – book shed
Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main Street, Yarmouth – main entryway
Insight Eyecare, 26 School Street, Yarmouth – front entrance

The Lions would greatly appreciate your continued participation and support in this very worthy cause.  For more information, please feel free to contact Doug Carney at 846-0863 and leave a message.

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