KCC’s Bruin Bookstore collecting eyeglasses for recycling in March

Bruin Bookstore staff pose with eyeglasses collected during a donation drive at KCC.

Kellogg Community College’s Bruin Bookstore is collecting old and unused eyeglasses for recycling and donation during the month of March.

The bookstore, located on the first floor of the Lane-Thomas Building on KCC’s campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek, will accept the eyeglasses through the end of the month during regular business hours, which are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays.

Donated eyeglasses will be distributed to a Lions Club Lions Recycle for Sight program, through which they’ll be cleaned, sorted and packaged for distribution for people in need, many of them in developing countries.

This is the third consecutive year that the Bruin Bookstore has collected such donations. In 2016, the first year of the initiative, the bookstore collected 247 pairs of glasses for donation; 179 pairs were collected in 2017.

The eyeglasses collection is just the latest of several community collections undertaken at the Bruin Bookstore each year, which include an annual Hoodies for the Homeless shirts and coats collection each fall semester and an annual Sneaker Collection of gently used and worn out shoes for donation and recycling each spring.

The Bruin Bookstore’s annual Sneaker Collection will be held in April.

For more information about the KCC Bruin Bookstore’s eyeglasses collection campaign or other KCC bookstore initiatives, contact bookstore staff at 269-965-4128. General information about the Bruin Bookstore, including key textbook dates for students, is available online at http://bookstore.kellogg.edu.

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