If your door bell rings tonight, don't reach for the candy bowl. These trick-or-treaters aren't looking for sweets, they're looking for the gift of sight and they're passing it on.
The Brewster Elementary Community Service Kids, a club for fourth and fifth graders who participate in community service projects, will participate
in "Sight Night."
The used eyeglasses collected will be recycled and hand-delivered by Oakland Optometry and Lions Club volunteers to people in developing countries who can’t afford eyeglasses.
“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.”
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.
“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 needed, as they are high in 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 your house on Sight Night, have no fear. Used eyeglasses for the program can be dropped off at Oakland Optometry, 4970 N. Adams Road, at the corner of Silverbell and Adams or call 248-373-6500.
This news was submitted by Ann Marie Roy.