Here's how we help the needy

And here are ways that you can help us:

Donating eyeglasses
and hearing aids
Making a monetary donation What else we collect If you buy something 
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Eyeglasses and Hearing Aids for those who can't afford them

The Albany & Troy Lions Club helps dozens of people get eye exams and eyeglasses every year, and we're getting more involved with helping the hearing-impaired, too. If you know someone who needs a vision or hearing exam, glasses or a hearing aid but can't afford them, please contact us. And click here to see all the other good stuff we do.

Email us or call (518) 512-2722 for more information.

Learn about the NEW Seniors EyeCare Program

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What good are used eyeglasses and hearing aids?

To you, they're not good for very much, but to the Lions, they're a gift of sight and sound. We collect and reprocess the eyeglasses, and distribute them at no charge to the needy in developing countries around the globe. Your used glasses may provide an adult with the clear vision necessary to maintain employment or give a child the chance to stay in school. Used hearing aids are not part of our international program, but they help those within our immediate service area. We can always use more because the need continues to be critical in many places. If you've got old prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses or a hearing aid collecting dust in some drawer, we can use them, regardless of their condition. Look for our blue and yellow collection box or blue plastic tote at any of these locations.

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Would you like to make a donation to the Albany & Troy Lions Club?

If you have used eyeglasses or hearing aids, you can leave them at any of our collection boxes; you'll find them listed here.

But perhaps you'd like to make a monetary contribution to help us serve the needy. It's a great way to honor or remember someone, commemorate an event, show your gratitude, wish someone a speed recovery, or just show that you care.

Please mail your check to

Albany & Troy Lions Charitable Fund
P.O. Box 192
Troy, NY 12181-0192

If you'd like to discuss it first, please call (518) 512-2722 or send us an email.

Note: The Albany & Troy Lions Charitable Fund, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult your attorney or accountant.

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Recycling Programs

Click here to read about our recycling programs

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Making an on-line purchase

The Albany & Troy Lions Charitable Fund is now recognized by Amazon as a valid charity organization. Instead of shopping at, do your shopping at You'll get the same great deals, and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to the Albany & Troy Lions Charitable Fund.

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