The Tiffin Allegro Club is honored to actively support the Red Bay Lions Club and Lions Club International by collecting used eyeglasses. We have collection boxes at every Tiffin rally across the nation as well as locally inside our Red Bay office. Usable glasses give new life! Refractive errors (far and nearsightedness) can be easily corrected with eyeglasses, yet millions living in low and middle income countries lack access to basic eye care services. The lack of eyeglasses denies children and adults opportunities for education, employment and a better quality of life. Lions have recognized the urgent need for corrective lenses and collect usable glasses to support the Lions Recycle For Sight Program.
Since Helen Keller (a native of nearby Tuscumbia, AL) challenged Lions to become “Knights of the Blind” in 1925, they have improved eye health and eye care for hundreds of millions of people around the world. Today, 80% of vision impairments are preventable or curable, so their service is more important than ever before. Lions screen vision, educate our communities, build clinics and support the blind and visually impaired through assistive technology and vocational training programs. They work to preserve the precious gift of sight for the world.
We are proud to say that Tiffin Motorhome owners are making large donations of usable glasses to our local club. After collecting the glasses and placing them in the hands of our local Lions Club, they are shipped to an official Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center for processing. There, the glasses are sorted to determine those that are usable or unusable, processed, and placed in inventory for distribution to optical missions around the world. Lions help to minimize landfill waste by supporting precious metal reclamation and scrap processing for damaged glasses that are unusable. Broken glasses that are discarded provide “scrap to cash” income aiding local community projects.
Your Efforts Count! Donate your used glasses, including sunglasses and reading glasses, at the Tiffin Allegro Club collection box in Red Bay and also at every Tiffin Rally!