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 Please Send Kevin your outdated eyeglasses and hearing aids.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.


Lions Clubs International is one of the world's largest service club organizations. Its 1.4 million members, 47,000 local clubs globally, which Oceanport Lion’s Club is one of, are dedicated to bettering the quality of life for the disabled, the poor, the sick, and the aged. The motto of Lions Clubs International is “WE SERVE,” and Lions live this motto with enthusiasm. 

For many years our annual scholarship has been made available to a high school student who resides in Oceanport or is the son, daughter, or grandchild of an Oceanport Lion member in good standing and planning to further their education by attending a college or university.  Our application has prioritized academic achievement, SAT/ACT scores, school activities, community service, and a TYPEWRITTEN essay of 500 words or less. 

In 2022, you will see some changes to our application criteria that will further prioritize service and activities and allow for the inclusion of family responsibilities as a consideration of community service or activities a student is involved in.  Our application will still collect all the information it always has, but with a different approach to evaluation and weighting.  The application will also be open to students furthering their education through alternatives such as trade or vocational schools. 

Our goal is to make this scholarship opportunity more inclusive and consider more students who could benefit from our $1000 grant, which may not have considered applying.  Service is our priority and is demonstrated in many ways by young adults, and we want to evaluate more of them! 

Applications may be obtained from your Guidance Counselor or downloaded at Oceanport Lions Club Scholarship Application.
For additional information, please get in touch with 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. Our club is excited to see this year’s candidates!