One of the great privileges we have at Unclaimed Baggage is the opportunity to reclaim for good what has been lost or unclaimed. Not only do we give clothes, electronics and jewelry a second life by selling them at amazing prices but we have the opportunity to donate things like glasses to those who can’t afford them or don’t have access to them.
For many years we have partnered with the Lions Club Recycle for Sight program. Just last week we donated almost 19,000 pairs of glasses – 53 boxes!!
Throughout the year, Lions, Leos and other volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses they collect from around the country. Most of the recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in developing countries where they will have the greatest impact.
Check out this great slide show that guides you through the journey of a pair of eyeglasses – click here!