The Northwest Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center

NWLERC was founded by area Lions Clubs and is recognized by Lions Clubs International as an official Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center. It is a Washington State chartered, IRS authorized 501 (c) 3 corporation.

Our Mission
To provide used eyeglasses free of charge to people in remote areas of developing countries, delivered at the hands of volunteer eye care professionals. NWLERC is staffed entirely by volunteers.

The volunteer staff performs all the tasks required to prepare eyeglasses for missions.

Changing lives, one pair of eyeglasses at a time.” Every pair is important.


We need YOU! We need your help in getting glasses through our dishwasher; dried and polished and ready for missions.

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