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Set Your Sights on Giving: Donate Used Eyeglasses During October

Lone Star College-Montgomery and Monty the Maverick, in partnership with the Conroe Noon Lions Club, is taking eyeglass, lens, frame and cell phone donations on the LSC-Montgomery campus during the month of October, to help give the gift of sight to the the less fortunate in the community.
Lone Star College-Montgomery mascot, Monty the Maverick,
is leading the way this year in used eyeglass donation 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.
Buckets will be placed at the LSC-Montgomery campus, LSC-Conroe Center, and LSC-University Center for collection.
 
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 and recycling is one of the main ways that the Lions Club stays visible in the community,” said Dan Grimes, eyeglass committee chairman for the Lions Club. “We’re incredibly grateful that college students and staff can help to give the gift of sight to those in the local community and abroad.”
 

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– front desk

This is the third year that LSC-Montgomery’s Professional Staff Support Association (PSSA) has coordinated this community service project.

Last year LSC-Montgomery collected over 350 pairs of glasses in one month. The Conroe Noon Lions Club recycle center was able to ship over 6,500 pairs of glasses to missions overseas last year, and also provide new glasses to over 200 local children and adults.
 
For more information on eyeglass donation, contact Tabitha Yargo, coordinator of community service projects at LSC-Montgomery, at Tabitha.j.yargo@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.
 
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion.  Today, with 78,000 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 one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation.  Dr. Steve Head 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, seven 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.