The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation operates one of the largest eyeglass recycling centers in the United States providing impact domestically and internationally.
The Recycling Center center is located in Chamblee, Georgia and is a volunteer-dependent initiative. We invite you to come to serve with us in the Recycling Center! Together we can make a difference for people around the world by giving the gift of sight.
WAYS TO SUPPORT THE RECYCLING CENTER
Volunteer with us at the Recycling Center.
You do not need any specialized training. Volunteer! Join us on your own, with a Lions Club, Corporate, faith, or service group. Contact Kaelin Hill at Recycle@lighthousegeorgia.org or call 770-738-4659.
Collect for the Recycling Center! We accept the following items:
- Prescription and non-prescription glasses
- Cell Phones
We cannot accept eyeglass cases, cordless phones, or phone chargers.
Ready to collect? Download a form here for directions on guidelines for collecting. – Recycling Center – Collection Policy
Note: We do not supply boxes. Collection Box Labels can be emailed to you upon request.
REQUEST RECYCLED GLASSES FOR MEDICAL MISSION TRIPS
The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation is proud to distribute recycled eyeglasses to groups doing humanitarian work in international countries.
Want to request glasses? Download a form here to make a request – Eyeglass Mission Trip Order Form
COMPLETED A MEDICAL MISSION TRIP? WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU.
It is critical we hear from you if you have distributed glasses. Your report ensures we can share the story of impact to partners and other stakeholders. To make the process of reporting as easy as possible, please download the report form, complete it, and return it. The data you share is instrumental in the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation in showing international impact. Thank you! – Mission Eyeglass Distribution Report
GEORGIA LION LIGHTHOUSE FOUNDATION RECYCLING CENTER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation Recycle Center?
The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation Recycle Center collects and recycles glasses in partnership with the Lions Clubs across the state of Georgia so that improved sight can be provided to those who need it most including individuals in third world countries. We accept all eyeglasses (including broken ones), sunglasses, loose lenses, hearing aids and cell phones.
What opportunities does Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation have for individuals to volunteer?
There are many ways to volunteer. We are accepting group volunteers and medical volunteers Monday-Friday. Individual Volunteers are considered case by case. Please see the attached document for the entire list.
Where can glasses be delivered or dropped off?
Our delivery address is: 5582 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30341 ATTN: Recycle Center
Do I need specialized training to volunteer at the vision clinic?
No; training will take place about 30 minutes prior to the initial shift on the first day of volunteering.
As a Lion, what is the best way to get involved with the Lighthouse?
Who can I contact with questions about Volunteering?
Kaelin Hill, Associate Director of Volunteer Engagement, at email@example.com