On Saturday, Oct. 23, the Camden Lions will provide a recycle location at French & Brawn to bring those old unused eyeglasses, and hearing aids too.

The Lions will have a member there between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to accept the glasses and hearing aids, plus answer any questions regarding the recycling program.

This program is in conjunction with Lions International’s “October White Cane Month,” a time to inform all about eyesight and hearing conservation. Once glasses and hearing aids are collected and sorted, they are sent to the Massabesic Lions Club for further examination before going on to third world countries. These countries gladly accept these gifts and distribute to destitute people. Many are able to see and hear clearly for the first time in their lives. The Camden Lions have processed more than 5 million pairs of glasses since 1980 when their recycling program began.

Lions International was challenged by Helen Keller in 1926 to become her knights in shining armor and fight for the cause of blindness. Lion’s primary goal is sight and hearing conservation and through their humanitarian efforts, sight is granted to thousands and thousands of people world wide.

Glasses can be donated anytime at a drop box attached to the Camden Lions Club building. The building is located at 7 Lions Lane in Camden (next to where the school buses are parked). The Camden Lions appreciate the effort to help people see and hear. For more information, call 236-8476 or visit its Web site at www.camdenlionsclub.com.