Every year, four million pairs of glasses are thrown away in North America alone. At MoralEyes, we see that number not as a defeat, but as an opportunity to collect those unused glasses and give them to those in need. To do so, we’ve produced over 1000 glasses recycling bins to be distributed to retail and public spaces throughout New York City.
To celebrate the launch of the program, MoralEyes is holding a drawing for an iPad 2, with an entry given for every pair of glasses donated between Saturday, August 13th and Wednesday August 17th.
To donate for your chance to win, visit the following collection points:
- Saturday, August 13th at The Run4Kiva 5K early-registration locations:
o JackRabbit Union Square from 11am-1pm
o JackRabbit Park Slope 3pm-5pm.
- Sunday, August 14th at The Run4Kiva 5K registration table starting at 8:30AM EST at Knights of Columbus (1511 10th Avenue off of Prospect Park Southwest, a block from the race start and finish).
- MoralEyes Booth # 33040 at the New York International Gift Fair, Pier 92, August 13th-17th,
Donations can also be mailed to the MoralEyes office at 247 Prospect Ave, Brooklyn NY 11215. Note: mailed donations must arrive by the 17th to be entered in the drawing.
The iPad 2 drawing will take place on Thursday the 18th, with the winner announced via Facebook and Twitter, so keep an eye out for unused glasses and be sure to donate for your chance to win!