Eyeglass Sorting, Readers Processing and PRTS Warehouse Tour:
Today in a joint effort the Project Right to Sight team, Oviedo-Winter Springs Lions, and the Ocoee Lions Club hosted an Eyeglass Sorting event. The groups had help from 55 Lions and volunteers including District Governor Helene Thompson, First Vice District Governor Greg Evans, Project Right to Sight President Julio Ochoa, Project Right to Sight Vice President and Ocoee Lions President Steven Van Varick, members from several Florida Lions Clubs in District 35-O, and volunteers that included students from local middle schools, high schools, and UCF. 58 boxes were sorted into categories such as, eye glasses, readers, prescription sun glasses, regular sun glasses, hard and soft cases, and reusable pieces. Once sorted they were boxed to be sent to the next step in processing. It is estimated that 33,000 glasses and cases were sorted. These items were donated from various people, organizations, and groups around Florida. The end result will be to get these items to people that need them but can?t afford them otherwise.
Additionally, Project Right to Sight hosted tours of the eyeglass warehouse. This allowed the volunteers and Lions to get a chance to see the fruits of their labor.
Everyone had fun and enjoyed working in unity to serve the community. We thank all of the volunteers and Lions that came out to assist with this event. "We Serve"