The Warwick Lions Club has placed a new eyeglass and hearing aid collection box outside the Village Hall, on the front steps for easy access, thanks to the work of Warwick Boy Scout Aidan O’Connor and his father, Assistant Scoutmaster Micah O’Connor, from Troup 45, as a Community Service Project.
They built the collection box to resemble the Village Hall in shape and color. Residents can place used eyeglasses, sunglasses and hearing aids in the box as well as place them at the Town Hall, the Albert Wisner Public Library, the Warwick High School, Warwick Optical or Riehle Opticians.
The glasses are taken to the Lions Eye Bank in Albany where they are initially sorted. They are then sent to the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center in Indiana where they have a thorough sorting, according to the prescription, and are cleaned and calibrated. They are then sent to people in need of glasses in countries around the world.
To help in this very worthwhile project, donate used eyeglasses and hearing aids to the receptacles above so that the Lions may help change someone’s life by helping them to see or hear better. This is one of the ways that the Warwick Lions Club and Boy Scouts help to serve those in need.