Eyeglasses that are collected will be recycled and used to help adults and children in need worldwide. Refractive errors can be easily corrected with eyeglasses, yet millions living in low- and middle-income countries lack access to basic eye care services. Lions have recognized the urgent need for corrective lenses and collect usable glasses in their communities to support the Lions Recycle for Sight Program. With your help, many adults and children around the world will experience corrected vision for the first time, enabling them to lead productive working lives, support their families, attend school, and advance their education

Below is a list of where we currently have collection buckets. We also partner with Durand Area Schools and host an eyeglass collection drive at the elementary schools in January/February. 


The Bancroft Lioness Lions Club sponsors the Princess contest for Durand Railroad Days. Members serve on the Durand Railroad Days Royalty Committee. The Railroad Days Princess represents Durand Railroad Days and the Bancroft Lioness Lions Club during Durand Railroad Days, Durand Area Events, other local parades and festivals, and participates in service projects with the Bancroft Lioness Lions Club.  The Princess Contest is open to girls 8-11 years old that attend Durand Area Schools, or has a Durand mailing address. Applications are available beginning the beginning of December and are due in the middle of January. Candidates must have a business sponsor who pays their $50 entrance fee. Candidates will create a canister to place in their sponsor's business during a two-week voting period. The winning candidate is the one who collects the most "votes" (money) All money raised is for the Bancroft Lioness Lions Club which will benefit the Bancroft and Durand Communities. The winning candidate will receive a sash, crown, and $100 check.  

Pictured is 2022 Durand Railroad Days Princess Kelsie Plumb

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