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Imagination: Giving the Gift of Sight

Imagination: Giving the Gift of Sight

BOISE, Idaho – Local nonprofit Imagination is doing what they can to give the gift of sight.

With thousands of Lions members from 70 clubs in Idaho and eastern Oregon, the Envision Eye Care Campaign collects, sorts and distributes used eyeglasses to those who are unable to purchase them on their own.

During the entire month of March they are accepting donations of your used and unneeded glasses at any Treasure Valley Papa Murphy’s restaurant, with participating stores offering a special “thank you” for your donation.

Eyeglass donations can also be made at your local optometrist’s office, Idaho Youth Ranch and Walmart.

With the help of humanitarian medical mission teams, used glasses are also distributed to people in underdeveloped countries who do not have access to corrective lenses.

“They put on a pair of glasses and are able to see for the first time and the smile on their face and the light in their eyes is tremendous and it changes their lives, it really does. It makes a huge difference to them.” Is,” says Jay Lugo, executive director of Imagination.

In 2021, the Envision Eye Care campaign provided 310 pairs of spectacles and treatment to 140 different patients.

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