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                       3,500,000

Eyeglasses to missions                       300,000

Missions supported in 2017                          29

Missions supported overall                         366

"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.  



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.



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.


BLOSSOM CREEK MEMORY CARE                                                                          1740 MADISON STREET                          WENATCHEE, WA  98801

​BLOSSOM VALLEY ASSISTED LIVING                                                                     1704 ORCHARD STREET                         WENATCHEE, WA  98801

COLONIAL VISTA RETIREMENT                                                                                 601 OKANOGAN                                   Wenatchee,, WA  98801

​DR. NATHAN SCOTT, OD                                                                                           126 E JOHNSON ST                                 CHELAN,    WA  98816​​

​EYE AND EAR CLINIC                                                                                               933 RED APPLE ROAD                           WENATCHEE, WA  98801

​FOR YOUR EYES ONLY                                                                                           14 S WENATCHEE AVE                            WENATCHEE, WA  98801

​JONES $ JONES - BETTS FUNERAL HOME                                                               302 NINTH STREET                                 WENATCHEE, WA  98801

​OPTICAL OUTFITTERS AT WENATCHEE VALLEY CLINIC                                          803 N EMERSON                                     WENATCHEE, WA  98801

​SHOPKO OPTICAL                                                                                                 1052 Springwater Ave                       WENATCHEE, WA  98801

​THE FLOOR FACTORY                                                                                            13 S WENATCHEE AVE                             WENATCHEE, WA  98801

Vision Source                                                                                                     1190 5th St                                          Wenatchee WA  98801

​WALMART OPTICAL                                                                                                2000 N WENATCHEE AVE                      WENATCHEE, WA  98801

​WENATCHEE VALLEY SENIOR CENTER                                                                     1312 MAPLE                                         WENATCHEE, WA  98801