1,375 is official estimate of number of pairs of glasses collected by Project 20/20 during 2017 Memphis Annual Conference in Collierville
1,375 is the official estimate from Project 20/20 of the number of pairs of eyeglasses and sunglasses delivered by churches to the Project 20/20 table at the 2017 Memphis Annual Conference, June 4-6, in Collierville, Tennessee.
Phillip Cox, a volunteer with Project 20/20, was set up in the exhibit and display area at Collierville United Methodist Church to receive the glasses that he asked delegates and others to transport from donation boxes at their churches and in their communities.
Project 20/20 is a Memphis Conference lay-driven ministry that operates a glasses recycling center at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. It supplies cleaned, refurbished and repaired eyeglasses and sunglasses to mission teams that travel to underdeveloped countries to provide free vision care to the poor.
Cox said Project 20/20 appreciates the glasses and noted that donation boxes (see photo above right) also were picked up by delegates and others at annual conference to take back for placement in their churches and communities.
Cox encourages all churches to not let the glasses sit for long periods in the donation boxes, but move them along for processing and distribution to those who need them.
For more info about Project 20/20, visit www.project2020.org OR contact Cox at 901-833-0880 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
~Compiled by Lane Gardner Camp, Memphis Conference director of communications