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8A Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 Feather River Bulletin Carolyn Carter cess to eyewear, cals who would benefit from Staff Writer In 1925 the InternationalLi- the recycled glasses, it is. ons Club was charged by He- against the law to dispense len Keller to "be knights of used glasses across the coun- More than 800 people in the blind in the crusade try. Used glasses can only third-world countries will see against darkness," and since be shipped overseas, but clearly now that the Quincy then sight programs have there are always people who Lions Club has collected eye- been one of the main causes need them, whether or not glasses for them. supported by the Loins Club. they are from the U.S. Through the Lions Recycle The Lions Club's servicesThe Quincy Lions Club for Sight program, Quincy Li- extend to 207 countries and works with the eye doctors in ons Club members have set offer a wide variety of com- the area to help those who up collection boxes all over munity contribution, but eye- need assistance with their town to collect used glasses sight is the main focus, eyesight, but they also seek to that locals no longer need. Quincy Lions Club member help those who don't have ac- These glasses are shipped Brooks Maybry has commit-cess to doctors or prescrip- down to the Lions Eyeglass ted to providing eye care lo- tion glasses in other Recycling Center in Vallejo caUy and internationally,countries. where volunteers clean, sort "Every year all themoney The Lions Club has and package them. The glass- we collect is what we use for boxes in both banks and es are then sent off to devel- the local eye care," he said. at the bowling alley in oping countries all over the "But these glasses we collect Quincy. They accept all world to be redistributed to cannot go to locals." prescription glasses and people who do not have ac- Even though there are lo-sunglasses. Members of the Quincy Lions Club have collected more than 800 eyeglasses from the community. These glasses will be sent to third-world countries and redistributed to people who can't afford them. Photo by Carolyn Carter While mot people in the the world. U.S. are preparing for holi- In 2012, Operation Christ- day activities, Quincy vol- mas Child expects to reach unteers with Operation a milestone -- collecting Christmas Child -- the and delivering shoeboxes to world's largest Christmas more than 100 million chil- project of its kind -- are fill- dren since 1993. During that ing shoebox gifts with toys, time, Operation Christmas school supplies and hygiene Child has collectedmore items for needy children than 94 million shoebox overseas. This year-round gifts and hand-delivered project of international them to suffering children Christian relief and evange- in more than 130 countries. lism organization Samari- This year, Operation Christ- tan's Purse, headed by mas Child hopes to collect Franklin Graham, is ramp- another 9 million gift-filled ing up as local businesses, shoeboxes. Through the churches and community power of a simple gift and groups prepare to collect the message of hope more than 450 gift-filled through Jesus Christ, chil- shoeboxes during National dren learn they are loved Collection Week (Nov. 12 - and not forgotten. For many 19). children, the shoebox gift Anyone can drop off a will be the first gift they packed shoebox at one of have ever received. the Quincy area collection Operation Christmas sites. Then, using whatever Child uses tracking technol- means necessary -- trucks, ogy to allow participants to trains, boats, bikes and "follow" their box to the even elephants -- the shoe- destination country where box gifts will be hand-deliv- it will be given to a child in ered to hurting children in need. To register shoebox 100 countries around gifts and find out the desti- gi illed nation country, use the "Follow Your Box" dona- tion form found at samari- For more information on how to participate in Opera- tion Christmas Childl call 714-432-7030 or visit samari- National Collection Week for gift- filled shoeboxes is Nov. 12 - 19; however, shoebox gifts are collected all year at the Samaritan's Purse head- quarters in Boone, N.C. Collection sites Quincy collection site: First Baptist Church Address: 74 Reese Street, Quincy, CA 95971 Telephone: 800-353-5949 Hours: Monday, Nov. 12:10 a.m.- noon Tuesday, Nov. 13: 5- 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14: 4- 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15:10 a.m.- noon Friday, Nov. 16:10 a.m. - noon Saturday, Nov. 17:10 a.m. - noon Sunday, Nov. 18:9 a.m.- , 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19: not collect- ing . Loyalton collection site: Community Church of Loy- alton Address: 601 Lewis Ave., Loy- alton, CA 96118 Telephone: 800-353-5949 Hours: Monday, Nov. 12:10 a.m.- noon Tuesday, Nov. 13:4 - 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14:10 a.m. - noon Thursday, Nov. 15:4 - 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16:10 a.m.- noon Saturday, Nov. 17:10 a.m.- noon Sunday, Nov. 18: noon- 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19:10 a.m.- noon Additional local collection sites can be found using the online ZIP Code locator at Marlene Nelson, Liz Holtson and the rest of the Plumas County Republican Women Federated service group have been collecting socks, underwear, diapers and household supplies to donate to the Plumas Rural Services domestic violence safe house. Photo by (:arolyn Carter .... @ ...... -::~ palntoane 0 Do you know what to do withteftover paint? Recycling with PaintCare is simple . and convenient. Please join usin protecting the environment by recycling and. disposing of your leftover paint ..... ..... How does it work? 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With the passing of the But there is no end to the sock at every meeting, fight, and members of Plumas County Republican Plumas County Republican women have been able to Women Federated will con- create a force of year-round tinue to work toward help- donations that include new ing the battered women of undergarments as well as the county through their do- other essential supplies. nations of essential supplies Nelson explained that be- such as so'cks and under- cause of county budget cuts wear to Plumas Rural Set- PRS has been having a diffi- vices, cult time getting things like The group began collect- toilet paper, laundry deter- ing supplies through its gent and paper towels. So it "sock it to 'era" program, has recently become a part where members passed of the effort to gather those around a sock at every supplies aswell. meeting and filled it with "I have always had a monetary donations, heart for this," Nelson said. 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