Lions Recycle for Sight

The Portage Lions Club collects used eyeglasses as part of the global mission of Lions Clubs International to combat blindness.  In just about any home, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person's life.

Throughout the year, our club collects used eyeglasses and delivers them to VOSH Ohio in Pandora, Ohio.  The eyeglasses are cleaned, sorted by size and prescription strength, and packaged for use on mission trips around the world.

How You Can Help

Donate your glasses and change someone's life.  We accept both prescription eyeglasses and ordinary sunglasses.  For your convenience we have collection boxes located around Bowling Green and Portage as listed below.  If you would like more information about our eyeglass recycling program and/or would like to have a collection box at your location, please contact Lion Robert Segna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (419) 308-1906.

Optometrist Offices

  • Dr. Archer OD - 1222 Ridgewood Drive, Bowling Green, OH  43402
  • Drs. Schilling & Peiffer OD - 111 Clough Street, Bowling Green, OH  43402
  • Vision Associates - 970 W Wooster Street, Suite 221, Bowling Green, OH  43402

Area Churches

  • Christ United Methodist Church - 310 W Main Street, Portage, OH  43451
  • First Presbyterian Church - 126 S Church Street, Bowling Green, OH  43402
  • First United Methodist Church - 1506 E Wooster Street, Bowling Green, OH  43402
  • St. Mark's Lutheran Church - 315 S College Drive, Bowling Green, OH  43402

Local Businesses

  • Ben Franklin's - 154 S Main Street, Bowling Green, OH  43402 (at back door)
  • DACOR Internet Services - 519 W Wooster Street, Bowling Green, OH  43402
  • Kroger Pharmacy - 1094 N Main Street, Bowling Green, OH  43402
  • Wal-Mart Vision Center - 131 W Gypsy Lane Road, Bowling Green, OH  43402
  • Wood County Senior Center - 305 N Main Street, Bowling Green, OH  43402

 

Portage Recycles

The Portage Recycling Trailer is part of a satellite program funded by the Wood County Solid Waste Management District and serviced by the Bowling Green Recycling Center.  Our club staffs the Portage trailer which is located in the parking lot of the former Portage American Legion Hall (behind the post office), from 9:00am to Noon on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

Items accepted are: 

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Steel Cans
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Glass
  • Newspaper/Phone Books/Green-bar Computer Paper
  • Magazines
  • Mixed Office Paper
  • Cardboard

More information about what items are recyclable and other satellite recycling locations around Wood County is available in the Wood County Satellite Recycling Locations brochure and related attachments below.

The Nitty Gritty, is published on a monthly basis with the primary goal of keeping village residents informed about local events, council news, and other happenings in and around Portage.  If you have any information that you would like to have included, please send and/or email it to the following address:

Anne Deutschman
911 N Wintergarden Rd
Bowling Green, OH  43402

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The target publish date for each issue is the first Saturday following the first Monday of the month.  This allows news from the first village council meeting to be included and distributed on a timely basis.