Lions Clubs are best known internationally for their charitable work to improve the lives of the sight impaired. According to The World Health Organization, 153 million people have uncorrected refractive errors. Most of these vision impairments are quickly diagnosed and easy to treat with corrective lenses. Still, millions of people in developing nations are pushed deeper into poverty simply because they don’t have glasses. The Lions Recycle for Sight Program was developed to meet this need.
Lions collect used eyeglasses in their communities to support the Lions Recycle for Sight Program. The Hot Springs Village Evening Lions Club is no exception and our Village Community has been a rich source for these corrective lenses which are shipped to the needy in third world countries. The Evening Lions collect and donate approximately 2000 pairs of used eyeglasses a year.
In support of this core activity, the HSV Evening Lions collect used eyeglasses and hearing aids for distribution and use by the less fortunate. There are two main collection boxes located at:
Balearic Drop Box
You can also find smaller drop boxes located at:
U.S. BANK – West Gate
Bank of Ozarks – East gate
Fit For Life
ReStore – Hwy 7
Christ of the Hills Church
Mountainside UMC Church
Village Bible Church
Village United Methodist Church
Sacred Heart Catholic Church