LERC - Northwest Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center
The facility recycles used Eyeglasses they were founded in 2004 and can be found at 9013 Mullen Rd SE Olympia, WA 98513 or online at www.lionsnwlerc.org.
In 1925 Helen Keller challenged the Lions to become "Knights of the blind in a battle against darkness". Since then, preventing blindness and improving vision have been a major objective of Lions Club International. Melvin Jones said, "You can't get very far without doing something for someone else". Thus Northwest Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center continues the fight against blindness worldwide.
Eyeglass collection projects are ongoing to Inspect, Clean, Read, Classify, Ship
NWLERC accepts volunteers from the community to help with these projects.
Statistics since 2004
Raw glasses received 2,205,787
Eyeglasses to missions 236,514
Missions supported in 2017 29
Missions supported overall 284
"Changing Lives. One Pair of Eyeglasses at a Time."
The Wenatchee Central Lions have helped many needy Wenatchee Valley citizens acquire eyeglasses. Here is the procedure: print out the application below and then fill it out and mail it to the address located on the bottom of the application. Please include any current eyeglass prescription. You will be contacted in approximately two months if your application has been accepted or denied. The criteria for assistance is based on need.
EYEGLASS RECYCLING LOCATIONS
How Can you help?
We will take your donated eyeglasses on a remarkable journey to far away places to accomplish near miracles for thousands of people throughout the world who currently suffer disabling vision problems. To start the journey, you can drop your eyeglasses in a recycle box at any of the hundreds of locations. Below are the locations for Wenatchee Central Lions.
HEARING AID ASSISTANCE!
The Wenatchee Central Lions have helped many needy Wenatchee Valley citizens acquire hearing aids to help them to be able to hear again.
To see if you qualify for hearing aids please contact Sheryl at HomeTown Hearing at 509-888-3277 or 612 Valley Mall Parkway in East Wenatchee, WA 98802 for an application.