This is a service project you can support. For over 10 years, Kiwanian John DeLoma collected eyeglasses from his optometrist and donated the used spectacles to the PNW Kiwanis Foundation’s district-wide project: Save Old Spectacles.
The SOS Kiwanis district campaign recycles old eyeglasses for Third World countries. (Regulations prevent their reuse in the USA.) Our partner EyeCare WeCare Foundation gives these used eyeglasses to needy hospitals and health centers worldwide.
While collecting and recycling old eyeglasses himself, John, as the Chair of the Community Service Committee decided to include other club members this year. Salting the initial collection with his annual haul, John challenged other members to join him. Members can contact others who might have stashes either in their businesses or at home. All are welcome to help.
Our Club’s Corporate member La Quinta Inn & Suites has volunteered to serve as a public collection drop off site. Anyone may bring their contri8butions to La Quinta Inn, 1425 East 27th Street, Tacoma 98421 (I-5 & Portland Ave.) at the Front Desk Reception.