Highland News Leader

Funeral homes donates eye glasses, hearing aids to Lions

Funeral Director and Highland Lions Club Member Thomas Fowler accepts 275 pairs of eyeglasses and 25 sets of hearing aids from fellow Lions and Funeral Home Representatives Biddy Essenpreis and Gene Redman, and Funeral Director Clifton Couch for donation to the “Recycle for Sight” and HARP programs sponsored by Lions Club International.
Funeral Director and Highland Lions Club Member Thomas Fowler accepts 275 pairs of eyeglasses and 25 sets of hearing aids from fellow Lions and Funeral Home Representatives Biddy Essenpreis and Gene Redman, and Funeral Director Clifton Couch for donation to the “Recycle for Sight” and HARP programs sponsored by Lions Club International.

Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Marine and Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra and Hamel donated 275 pairs of eyeglasses and 25 sets of hearing aids to the Highland Lions Club this month.

The funeral homes are part of many nationwide collection points participating in the Lions’ “Recycle for Sight” and Hearing Aid Recycling Programs (HARP).

“Recycle for Sight,” adopted by the Lions in 1994, distributes eyeglasses to people in need in developing countries where eye care is often unaffordable and inaccessible. HARP enables Lions to provide affordable hearing aids for individuals with limited financial resources.

Since 1995, the funeral homes have collected items for the Lions as part of their overall commitment to serving the surrounding communities.

Prescription and reading glasses, sunglasses, plastic and metal frames, children’s glasses, and hearing aids, continue to be accepted at any of the funeral home’s four locations or call (618) 654-2133 to schedule a pick up.

Lions clubs have aided the blind and the hearing impaired since 1917, making a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world. For more information about the Highland Lions Club’s efforts, contact president Pete Pisaneschi or visit the Lions Club’s International Web site atwww.lionsclubs.org.

Lions to host mobile hearing screening

The Lions Mobile Hearing Screening Unit is coming to Highland. Anyone 18 and older or age 10-17, if accompanied by an adult, can have their hearing screened courtesy of the Highland Lions Club. The screenings will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25 at Main and Laurel streets, at the Square.

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