The Journey Begins: Collection
Donations are collected throughout the district by Lions Clubs, optometrist’s offices, at libraries or they are dropped off here at the Center. The Center staff logs information about the donations and issues thank you notes and receipts as appropriate.
The recycling process starts with sorting out and removing glasses with scratched lenses, broken frames, and certain types of restricted metal frames. Sometimes the restricted frames are sold for recycling and funds from the sale of restricted metal frames helps pay for the recycling program. The staff at each location instructs volunteers on how to perform each task. Even the newest volunteer will be making useful contributions within minutes after starting.
Cleaning, Sanitizing and Drying
Roni, Jun and Ronnie drying glasses at LERCNOVA