Submitted News Lions Club Recycling Eyeglasses
Each year, millions of empty toner and inkjet cartridges used in laser printers are thrown in the trash, destined for landfills and incinerators. Rather than simply throwing away your empty cartridges, donate them to the Lake Jackson/Mid-County Lions Club.
We will recycle them in accordance with EPA regulations and 100% of the proceeds will go to fund local Sight & Hearing Programs.
Do you have old prescription eyeglasses lying around the house? Why not donate them to the Lions Club.
We have collection boxes located at 50 locations in Prince William County. Eyeglasses that are collected from donation boxes are cleaned and sanitized.
The prescription is then read using a lensometer machine. After the glasses are read, they are bagged and sent to the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center of Northern Virginia (LERCNOVA) for distribution to needy individuals around the world.
Since its inception in 1998, the LERCNOVA has sent nearly 1.1 million pairs of eyeglasses to vision impaired people from Belize to Zimbabwe. Please help us in our mission to improve the lives of children and adults around the world by dropping off your old eyewear at a Lions-sponsored collection box near you.
For a complete list of collection box locations, visit our website at www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/lakejacksonva.
We are also recycling empty prescription medicine bottles for use in Haiti. Simply rinse out the bottle and remove the label.
To donate any of these items, visit us at the Lake Jackson/Mid-County Lions Park located at the intersection of Dumfries and Hoadly Roads on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, April through October. For more information about our recycling program, contact Lion Judy at 703-791-4545.Send news and photos to Potomac Local
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