• 'Lions in Sight' Returns Jan.23

    January 18, 2021
    ‘Lions in Sight’ returns Jan. 23

    Lions clubs worldwide will be performing community service projects as part of the “Lions In Sight” initiative to raise public awareness of the vital role Lions clubs play in their communities on Jan. 23.

    As spring cleaning gets underway, the Hawaii Lions are asking people to look through dresser drawers and closets for used eyeglasses and hearing aids and donate them to the Lions Recycle For Sight program. Due to Covid-19 and to keep within CDC guidelines regarding social distancing, Lions this year will not be present at storefronts as in previous years.

    However, the organization is accepting donations through specially marked Lions Recycle For Sight collection boxes located in select Walmart stores and other locations.

    Both eyeglasses and hearing aids are collected year-round, however, Jan. 23 is the organization’s major collection day.

    The glasses will be distributed to those in need within developing countries where eye care is often unaffordable and inaccessible.

    Most recently, 5,000 pairs of eyeglasses were distributed to villagers throughout the mountainous terrain of war-torn Afghanistan by Hawaii Lions Club members. Hearing aids will be collected, cleaned and tested for local distribution.

    Donation sites include: Big Island Collision 73-5568 Olowalu St. Kailua-Kona Hawaii
    Costco Vision Center 73-5600 Maiau St. Kailua-Kona
    Dr. Jay Honda 75-166 Kalani St. #101-102 Kailua-Kona
    Dr. Susan Stenft 75-1028 Henry St #200 Kailua-Kona Eyewear Kona Inc.
    Dr. Alvin Fujimoto 75-167 Hualalai Dr. Kailua-Kona
    Hualalai Elderly Housing 75-256 Hualalai Rd C1 Kailua-Kona
    Kaiser Kona Optical Center 75-184 Hualalai Rd. Kailua-Kona
    Kona Elks Lodge 74-5596 Pawai Pl Kailua-Kona
    Kona Family Health Center 75-170 Hualalai Rd # C110 Kailua-Kona
    Memory Lane Thrift Store 75-5745 Kuakini Hwy Kailua-Kona
    Walmart Vision Center 75-1015 Henry St Kailua-Kona
    Windermere C & H Properties 75-5919 Walua Rd Kailua-Kona Dr.
    Ken Fischer, OD 65-1227 Opela Rd. # B5
    Kamuela Dr. Theodore Miller, OD, Kohala 54-3886 Akoni Pule Hwy.
    Kapa’au Hawaii Community FCU, Kohala Br. 54-396 Union Mill Rd.
    Kapa’au Kamehameha Pharmacy 54-3877 Akoni Pule Hwy.
    Kapa’au Kohala Elementary School 54-3609 Akoni Pule Hwy.
    Kapa’au Kohala Family Health Center 53-3925 Akoni Pule Hwy.
    Kapa’au Kohala High School 54-3611 Akoni Pule Hwy.
    Kapa’au North Kohala Public Library 54-3645 Akoni Pule Hwy.
    Kapa’au St. Augustine Episcopal Church Thrift Shop 54-3801 Akoni Pule Hwy. Kapa’au
    All Eyes Kona Dr. Timothy E. Kale 79-7407 Mamalahoa Hwy. #E Kealekekua
    KTA Waikoloa Village 68-3916 Paniolo Ave. Waikoloa
    Waikoloa School 68-1730 Hooko St. Waikoloa
    KTA Waimea Pharmacy 65-1158 Mamalahoa Hwy, Waimea
    Lily Yoshimatsu Senior Center 67-1199 Mamalahoa Hwy. Waimea
    Hamakua Health Center 45-549 Plumeria St. Honokaa
    Honokaa Public Library 45-3380 Mamane St. Honokaa
    Malama Market 45-5002 Lehua St. Honokaa
    For more information, visit www.hawaiilions.org.

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