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Boxes among us: Lions collect eyeglasses


May 6, 2017

Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

A PURPLE drop box, located inside Giovanoni's hardware store in Hurley, is used by the local Lions Club to collect used eyeglasses. Sight conservation is one of the focuses of the club.

HURLEY - The Hurley Lions Club, with 40 to 50 members, is active in providing eyeglasses to the second and third world.

To do this, the club maintains an old mailbox it painted purple and stationed in Giovanoni's store for people to drop off old eyeglasses. Smaller containers are stationed around the area for collection at other locations, including some eye doctor offices.

Dave Traczyk, a Lions Club member since 1979, said each club decides which projects to align itself with. The Hurley club elected to have one of its focus areas be sight conservation. One of the early members in the cl...

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