eyeglass donation box in front of Circle K, Oceanport NJ

Oceanport Lions’ Club Eyeglass Recycling Program

Changing Lives, One Pair at a Time

In just about any home, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person’s life.

Lions Recycle for Sight

That’s why we offer the Lions Recycle for Sight program. Everyone can help.

Throughout the year, Oceanport Lions and other volunteers collect used eyeglasses and deliver them to regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers. Volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses. Recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in low and middle income communities where they will have the greatest impact.

Eyeglass Recycling – How You Can Help

Donate glasses and change someone’s life. Imagine if you could help a child read. An adult succeed in his job. A senior maintain her independence. And provide a community with more opportunities to grow and thrive.

Everyday, our recycled eyeglass programs do all of this and more. Here’s how you can donate glasses and help.

Drop Your Eyeglasses in the Lions Collection Box located in front of Circle K Convenience Store.

Look for the white mailbox in front of the
Circle K, 275 E Main St, Oceanport, NJ. 

Lion Kevin Lennon(past club President) inspects the eyeglass drop off box at the Circle k in Oceanport. Lion Kevin collects and delivers eyeglasses donated from various sources, the Lions Refurbishing center. Please Send Kevin your outdated eyeglasses and hearing aids.

Please note eyeglass cases are not needed.


The Oceanport Lions Club will have a $1000 scholarship available for a High School Senior planning to further their education by attending a college or university.

Any senior high school student who resides in Oceanport or is the son, daughter or grandchild of an Oceanport Lion member in good standing may apply.
The award will be based on school academic achievements, school activities, community service, and a TYPEWRITTEN essay of at least 500 words. Applications may be obtained from your Guidance Counselor or can be downloaded at: Oceanport Lions Club Scholarship Application.
For additional information, please contact your high school scholarship counselor first or you may contact Mark Barreca, Lions Club Scholarship Committee Chair, at (201) 563-2948 or at mjbarreca@comcast.net.