Once a month, the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation hosts an eye clinic at the Coastal Medical Access Project (CMAP) in Brunswick, Georgia. Jekyll Island Lions usually volunteer at every clinic. For the June clinic, Lions Pete and Cathy helped out. Lion Cathy helped patients pick out eyeglass frames while Lion Pete filled out their paperwork.
Lion Pete also took the opportunity to give over 300 pairs of used eyeglasses to the Foundation. Lion Pete collects the glasses from donation boxes at four businesses on the island: Ameris Bank, Jekyll Island Campground, Judy Kay’s Salon, and The Quality Inn. Lion Jim goes off island and visits optometrist offices to collect frames, readers and used eyeglasses. The Foundation takes the donated glasses, cleans them, measures the prescriptions, and then sends most of them overseas with medical mission trips. Readers and sunglasses are also redistributed to the needy in the United States.