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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Thursday, February 08, 2018, 17:27 (106 days ago)

Over the last couple of years, whenever I passed an optician's place, I'd stop in and ask if they'd be interested in donating old glasses for poor people in Mexico. Every time the answer was NO, since they already had a destination for their used ones. Then, about a week ago, I had an idea. I wrote a letter to the editor of the Missoulian newspaper explaining what I wanted to do. Over the next couple of days I got a dozen e-mails from folks in the area, willing to donate some glasses. All but one had anywhere from 3 to 6 pairs. But a member of the Missoula Elks Club blew me away; he had 1000 pairs of glasses to give away! I didn't count them, but I weighed them, so there would not be any problems with the airlines: 60 pounds! I neglected to ask how long it took to collect that many, but I'll keep in touch for next year. If others try the same thing, we might be able to collect enough glasses for all the people with vision problems in Zihua.

Rob: The fellow from the Elks Club wants some pictures of people with their new glasses. Could you e-mail me some if you have any, so I can pass them on?

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