WHY DONATE YOUR SPECTACLES?
Wondering why your donated spectacles matter and what we do with them?
Here’s the difference we are making together…
All the specs you send us are sorted by a team of volunteers in our recycling centres. If you deliver spectacles to us then we will be happy to show you how the project operates.
Glasses sorted in Chichester are sent to the Lions run facility called Medico France in Le Havre. From the centre in Le Havre glasses are resorted and graded and shipped to many countries around the world, such as Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Ghana, Nigeria and Nepal.
We support volunteers from the ‘Unite for Sight’ charity with a supply of spectacles to take with them on missions to countries across the world.
Our Birmingham operation works with a variety of other charities using existing shipping routes to get glasses to those in need. We have worked with The National Police aid Charity, with various Lions Clubs in Ghana and The Gambia, The Army and other Charities working in Nigeria, Kenya and The Philippines.
Funds from Recycling
Recycling of scrap material from broken and unsuitable spectacles yields funds which support the sorting operation and enable us to give financial support to eye related projects in the UK and overseas.