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Local Lions distribute donated eyeglasses

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Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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THE LIONS EYEGLASS Recycling Center, above, processes 1.2 million pairs of donated eyeglasses a year and ships them out to be distributed worldwide. Below, members of the Lions Clubs in Vermont loaded up a truck full of donated eyeglasses that were stored in the basement of Vergennes Lion Brad Howe for transport to a processing center.

VERGENNES — From July 2016 to June 2017 Vermont Lions Club members have been quietly collecting eyeglasses from the public and stashing them away in the basement of Vergennes Lion Brad Howe, the chairmen of the effort. 

On June 14, under Howe’s direction, members of the Vermont clubs delivered about 15,000 pairs of eyeglasses to the New Jersey Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (LERC) in West Trenton, N.J. More than 3,000 of those glasses were from the Lions Club donation boxes in Brandon, Middlebury and Vergennes.

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