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Eye Glass Recycling

The Need for Glasses

Leos - Eye Glass Recycling Box Build

Drop Your Eyeglasses in Lions Collection Boxes

Simply drop off your used eyeglasses in one of our collection boxes located in various businesses in Oak Creek.  There is also a collection box located right outside the entrance doors of the Oak Creek Community Center.

Collection buckets can be found in the following Oak Creek area and Racine area locations: 

Oak Creek area:

  • All Saints Church Entryway, 9131 S. Howell Avenue
  • America's Best, Optical Center, 8661 S. Howell Avenue #200, 
  • BMO Harris Bank Entryway, 8922 S. Howell Avenue
  • Butcher Block Entryway, 9340 S. Chicago Avenue
  • Forest Hill Barber Entryway, 111 E. Forest Hill Avenue
  • Meijer Optical Center, 171 W Town Square Way
  • North Shore Savings Bank Lobby, 8701 S. Howell Avenue #3
  • Oak Creek Community Center Reception desk, 8580 S. Howell Avenue
  • Oak Creek Library Main librarian desk, 8040 S. 6th Street
  • Pick N Save Pharmacy, 6462 S. 27th Street
  • Pick N Save Lobby, 8770 S. Howell Avenue
  • Pick N Save Great Clips, 2320 W. Ryan Road
  • Piggly Wiggly Lobby, 2201 E. Rawson Avenue
  • PPG Employee entrance, 10800 S. 13th Street
  • Resurrection Lutheran Church Entryway, S. Chase & E. Howard Avenue
  • Salvation Army Lobby, 8853 S. Howell Avenue
  • Sam's Club Optical Center, 6705 S. 27th Street
  • Tri-City Bank Front door, 6400 S. 27th Street
  • Tri-City Bank Lobby, 2555 W. Ryan Road
  • Waterstone Bank Lobby, 6560 S. 27th Street
  • Woodmans Manager's Desk, 8131 S. Howell Avenue
 Racine area:
  • Allen Eye Care Associates Entryway, 4060 N Main St # 104, Racine
  • Herslof Optical Entryway, 5802 Washington Avenue, Mount Pleasant
  • Kortendick Ace Hardware Entryway, 3806 Douglas Avenue, Racine

153 Million Reasons Lions Recycle for Sight

According to The World Health Organization, 153 million people have uncorrected refractive errors (near-sightedness, far-sightedness or astigmatism). Most of these vision impairments are quickly diagnosed and easy to treat with corrective lenses.  Still, millions of people in developing nations are pushed deeper into poverty simply because they don't have glasses. They can't learn, because reading is difficult. They can't work to the best of their ability, because they can't see clearly.

It costs Lions less than US$0.08 to provide a pair of recycled eyeglasses and change someone's life.

For children, clear vision means a better education, healthier development and a better quality of life. For adults, it means greater employment opportunity and economic strength. For seniors it means less dependence on others.

Oak Creek Lions clubs collect eyeglasses each year to address the need for glasses.  You can help.  

Donate Glasses by Mail

You can also package your old eyeglasses and mail them to one of two locations:

  • To the Oak Creek Lions Club

PO Box 211, Oak Creek, WI  53154

Wisconsin Lions Foundation Eyeglass Recycling Center
3834 County Road A

Rosholt, WI 54473-9355