Project 20/20 will be at 2019 Memphis Annual Conference to receive glasses and distribute donation boxes


Project 20/20 will have a table/display at the 2019 Memphis Annual Conference in June in Collierville, Tennessee. Donations of glasses will be received and boxes may be picked up. This file photo from 2017 shows, from left, Phillip Cox of Project 20/20 and Susan Lawhon of Collierville United Methodist Church, host location for the 2019 Memphis Annual Conference. (Submitted photo)

Project 20/20 will be in the exhibits and display area of the 2019 Memphis Annual Conference to receive donations of eyeglasses and sunglasses, as well as distribute donation boxes.

Annual Conference is June 2-5 at Collierville United Methodist Church in Collierville, Tennessee.

Project 20/20 is a Memphis Conference lay-driven ministry that operates a glasses recycling center at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee.

Project 20/20 supplies cleaned, refurbished and repaired eyeglasses and sunglasses to mission teams that travel to underdeveloped countries to provide free vision care to the poor. 

Clergy and laity who attend the 2019 Memphis Annual Conference are asked to check their church and community donation box(es) and bring contents to the Project 20/20 display table. Churches are also asked to encourage donations of additional glasses between now and annual conference.

Representatives of Project 20/20 will make sure all donations of glasses brought to annual conference make their way to the recycling center for processing.

In addition to receiving donations of glasses, there will be a supply of donation boxes for any churches that need boxes. 

For more information about Project 20/20, contact Phillip Cox at 901-833-0880 or