S.O.S. Project [Ron Swengel]
I’ve been a member of the local Kiwanis club for many, many years now and in 2001 I helped administer the ‘Save Old Spectacles’ project, which has been an annual event ever since. Throughout the year, my store (and other club members) collect pre-owned eyeglasses and sunglasses that can be refurbished and distributed to those without access to corrected vision in Third World countries. By simply donating our unwanted eyeglasses, we can make a huge difference in someone’s life by literally giving the gift of sight!
We collected over 350 frames this past year. Our club members recently got together for a pizza party while cleaning, organizing and preparing the recycled eyewear for shipping.