Last fall the Blacksburg Breakfast Lions Club began the collection of glasses in several locations in Blacksburg. Our first collection netted 191 glasses and 16 prescription sunglasses. WE JUST HAd OUR LARGEST COLLECTION OF 425 GLASSES AND 52 PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES.
Glasses are collected and brought to Roanoke Lions Club where they are sanitized, then prescriptions are read, and the glasses are added to Lion's inventory. From there they are distributed to medical and optical missions worldwide. Even damaged, unusable glasses are recycled for metal or scrap. Readers can be recycled in the United States.
Blacksburg collection sites are:
Blacksburg Community Center 725 Patrick Henry Dr, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Blacksburg Eye Associates First & Main 1440 S Main St, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Coldwell Banker Townside realtors
220 Professional Park Blacksburg VA 24060
Dr. Drysdale'S Office 3645 South Main St. Blacksburg VA 24060
Eye Care and Surgery Opticians 110 Professional Park Dr #5, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Eyes on Main 620 N Main St Suite 101 & 102, Blacksburg, VA 24060
See Mark Optical 2401 S Main St Suite G, Blacksburg, VA 24060
University Opticians 1807 South Main St. Blacksburg VA 24060
Wonder Universe in The NRV Mall (now Uptown Christiansburg)
782 NEW RIVER RD. Christiansburg VA 24073
The YMCA Thrift Store 1000 N Main St, Blacksburg, VA 24060