Brewster Elementary Kids to Trick-or-Treat for Used Eyeglasses

This year, Brewster Elementary School kids will collect more than candy on Halloween. They’ll help Give the Gift of Sight by gathering used eyeglasses while they trick-or-treat in our community. The Brewster Elementary Community Service Kids, a club for fourth and fifth graders who participate in community service projects, will participate  in Sight Night on Thursday, October 27.
The used eyeglasses they collect will be recycled and hand-delivered by Oakland Optometry and Lions Club volunteers to people in developing countries who can’t afford eyeglasses. Sight Night is part of a national collection drive conducted annually by Give the Gift of Sight, a family of charitable vision care programs sponsored by the Lions Clubs International.
 “We hope we’ll collect many donations of glasses on Sight Night. It’s a great way for kids to enjoy both giving and receiving on Halloween,” said Teresa DiMaria, principal of Brewster Elementary School. . “Our efforts will change lives. Some of the people who receive these glasses may not be able to work because of their poor eyesight, and may never have seen their own families’ faces clearly.”
 “Look for your used eyeglasses and sunglasses in every nook and cranny of your home or place of work,” said DiMaria

Brewster Community Service Kid volunteers may come to your door looking for all types of prescription and non-prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses. Children’s glasses are especially in need, as they are in high demand but in short supply. Whether they are big or small, fashionably ‘in’ or ‘out,’ your glasses could change how someone in a developing country sees the world!” If the “ghouls and boys” don’t make it to Brewster or local neighborhoods on Sight Night, have no fear, used eyeglasses for the program can be dropped off at Oakland Optometry, 4970 N. Adams Road on the NW corner of Silverbell and Adams. 248.373.6500.

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