EYEGLASSES AND HEARING AID DONATION
September 17th – October 9th, 2023
Bring any of your old glasses, sunglasses or hearing aids that are no longer in use and drop them off in the basket on the Information Counter in the Gathering Space.
St. Blase is partnering with St. Michael’s parish for “Mercy in Action Day” by working with the local Lions Club to collect eyeglasses and hearing aids for those in need. Glasses are shipped to the nearest Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center and trained volunteers sort, clean and determine the prescription strengths of the glasses. Glasses that are not suitable for reuse are recycled for scrap, with the earnings benefitting local Lions and Leos projects. At the mission site, eye care professionals and trained Lion and Leo volunteers perform vision screenings and dispense the appropriate recycled glasses, free of charge, to children and adults in need.
Since 2008, the Lions Hearing Center began to expand its services to reach more people in need. This included hearing screenings, working with the deaf community, and implementing outreach efforts throughout southeastern Michigan by partnering with organizations to provide hearing care for all.