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Set Your Sights on Giving: Donate Used Eyeglasses Throughout October

Follow the lead of Monty The Maverick at Lone Star College-Montgomery and donate your used eyeglasses to provide sight for others.

In partnership with Conroe Noon Lions Club, LSC-Montgomery is collecting old or used eyeglasses, lens, frames, and even cell phones throughout the month of October in buckets placed on campus, at Lone Star College-Conroe Center, and at Lone Star College-University Center at Montgomery. As part of the “Lions Recycle for Sight” initiative, the Lions Club will take the donations to recycle or distribute to needy people locally and overseas at no charge.  

“Eyeglass collection is one of our main ways of giving to the community,” said Dave Hite, eyeglass committee chairman for the Lions Club. “We’re incredibly grateful that the college is helping us continue to give back to the Conroe area.”    

The white distribution buckets are located in the following buildings:

            The Commons (Bldg. A) – Student Life desk

            Health Science Center (Bldg. B) – near Coffee Grounds

            Student Services Center (Bldg. C) – information desk

            Library Building (Bldg. F) – circulation desk

            General Academic Center (Bldg. G) – near Coffee Grounds

            LSC-Conroe Center – front desk

            LSC-University Center at Montgomery – front desk

LSC-Montgomery’s Professional Staff Support Association (PSSA) is coordinating this community service project.

“Collaborating with civic groups like the Lions Club helps us all understand the importance of being involved and helping others in need,” said Donna Smith Burns, PSSA community service co-chair. “Exposing students to community service is critical in helping them become even better citizens.”

For more information, contact Donna Smith Burns at Donna.SmithBurns@LoneStar.edu.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

With 75,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.