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September 18, 2008



Freeport Lions Club Volunteers Trick-or-Treat for Used Eyewear

Freeport, NY, October 1, 2008 This Halloween – or Sight Night – Freeport Lions Club will be asking for more than just candy; they’ll also be scaring up used eyewear along their route. The used eyewear will be recycled by Give the Gift of Sight and Lions Clubs International and hand delivered to underprivileged people around the world. During its nine years, more than 100,000 community volunteers have participated in Sight Night, collecting more than 1,000,000 pairs of used eyewear.

“Sight Night gives children and adults a tangible way to participate in a global act of kindness on Halloween,” said Sharon L. Moskowitz, President. “Our efforts will change lives. Some people who receive this eyewear may now be able to work or see the board in school because of their improved eyesight.”

According to the World Health Organization, 250 million of the people in the world need corrective eyewear. But many people, especially those in developing countries, do not have access to eye care or eyewear. Each year, Give the Gift of Sight sponsors optical missions to developing countries such as Mexico, Bolivia, Laos, and Thailand to address the worldwide need for eye care.

“Look for your used prescription eyeglasses and non-prescription sunglasses around your home or office,” said Sharon L. Moskowitz. “Whether they’re big or small, chic or not, your eyewear could help someone in a developing country see the world more clearly!”

If the “ghouls and boys” don’t make it to your house on Sight Night, have no fear. Used eyewear are accepted anytime at Eye World (Elks Plaza), Freeport Memorial Library, Freeport Recreation Center, and any Lion Member. Visit our website www.FreeportNYLions.com for more information. Come meet us at the Freeport Fire Department Fire Expo on Woodcleft Avenue, October 26, 2008 from 1:00 to 4:00pm or at the Halloween Parade at the Freeport Recreation Center at 4:00pm on October 31, 2008.

About Lions Clubs International: Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with 1.4 million members in more than 44,500 clubs in 185 countries. Lions clubs have been collecting and recycling used eyewear for more than 70 years. Lions International website www.lionclubs.org.


Recycle USED eyeglasses too
Contact your local Lions Club to find out where to bring them
Eye World, Elks Plaza, Merrick Road, Freeport
Freeport Memorial Library, Merrick Road
Soon, Freeport Recreation Center
www.lionsclubs.org to locate your local Lions Club

Thank you!!!

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