Sunday, March 01, 2009

Sight Night 2008

Last Halloween, girls from three localGirl Scout troops collected more than candy during Trick-or-Treat.

The troops partnered with the Horsham Lions Club to collect used eyeglasses. The girls handed out flyers to houses in their neighborhoods a week before Halloween. The flyers told the neighbors that the girls will be visiting during Trick-or-Treat on Halloween night to collect eyeglasses.

This is the third year the Horsham Lions Club has partnered with Girl Scouts to collect eyeglasses. This effort is called Sight Night, it's led by the Gift of Sight foundation, and you can learn more by visiting their website: www.SightNight.org.

Each troop accumulated the eyeglasses and gave them to the Horsham Lions Club. The Lions will then have the eyeglasses cleaned, repaired, and redistributed to those in need in developing countries like Guatemala and Haiti.

In total, more than one hundred pairs were collected. Pictured below is Jennifer Crosby's troop (top), and Karin Davis' troop (bottom).


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