Aurora Borealis Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center

Lions in Alaska have been collecting eyeglasses for several years. In 2004, they began their fully-operational Lions eyeglass recycling center. They process approximately 40,000 pairs of eyeglasses per year and send out approximately 30,000 to eye care missions. In 2007, The Aurora Borealis Lions Foundation purchased a building which has become the home to Aurora Borealis Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center.

The Lions of Multiple District 49 secured a matching Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) grant to create a fully equipped contemporary eye doctor’s office where the needy will receive eye exams and ultimately a pair of one of our recycled eyeglasses or a voucher for a new pair of eyeglasses. The center is sponsored by Multiple District 49 (Districts 49-A and 49-B).

 

Eyeglass Recycling – How You Can Help

If you have used eyeglasses you no longer need, you can donate them now. Lions accept prescription and reading glasses, sunglasses and plastic and metal frames. Children’s glasses are especially needed.

Anchorage Drop-offs for Used Glasses

Other Dropoffs

Look for containers in the optical sections. If these locations are not convenient, please contact the Lions and we can arrange a pickup.

Lions in Alaska have been collecting eyeglasses for several years. In 2004, they began their fully operational Lions eyeglass recycling center.

They process approximately 40,000 pairs of eyeglasses per year and send out approximately 30,000 to eye care missions. In 2007, The Aurora Borealis Lions Foundation purchased a building which has become the home to Aurora Borealis Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center.

As of late, the Lions of Multiple District 49 have secured a matching LCIF grant to create a fully equipped contemporary eye doctor’s office where the needy will receive eye exams and ultimately a pair of one of our recycled eyeglasses or a voucher for a new pair of eyeglasses. The center is sponsored by Multiple District 49 (Districts 49-A and 49-B).

Please Send Mail To:

Aurora Borealis Lions Eyeglass Recycling & Vision Center 
PO Box 55933
North Pole, Alaska 99705

**Contact the center prior to shipping large quantities of glasses.

Contact: Howard Rixie, PPC Phone: 907-385-3164

North Pole Lions Club

Group of individuals at Senate Bill 149 signing in Alaska at the Annual convention of Lions Club International, Multiple District 49