March Eyeglasses Collection

In conjunction with the annual RecycleMania competition, University Facilities and Services will be collecting eyeglasses through the month of March to be recycled.

This month, you can mail your unwanted glasses to:

University Mail Services
Box 270001
Rochester, NY 14627-0001

Place glasses in any box or envelope and send them through the intramural mail program.

Prescription and nonprescription glasses, sunglasses, and frames are acceptable. We are partnering with the Lions Eye Bank at Rochester and ultimately the glasses are sent to the Lions Club where program volunteers clean, sort, and package the glasses. Usable glasses are then sent to those in need, mostly in developing countries.

Departmental Competition

In the competitive spirit of RecycleMania, we are holding a departmental competition for this collection. There will be an award granted to the department who collects the greatest number of pairs and another granted to the department who creates the most “eye-catching” collection box. If you wish to participate, please contact Amy Kadrie by March 15. Include your department name and a primary contact person.

Be sure to place your collection box in a central location and promote the program within your department. If you choose to decorate your box, a panel of judges from the Lions Eye Bank at Rochester will vote on which they consider to be the most attractive, or “eye-catching”. All boxes will be picked up from your department on April 1 to be considered.

The winning departments will receive their choice of a pizza or donut/coffee party and will be presented an award by our representative from the Lions Eye Bank at Rochester. More importantly, you will have bragging rights!

View and download our program flyer here:

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