Despite the gloomy and rainy weather this morning, 14 Youth Villages AmeriCorp volunteers braved the storm to volunteer in our Lighthouse RecEYEcling Center at our Chamblee headquarters. At last count, the team had just passed over 1200 pairs of eyeglasses washed and showed no signs of stopping. WOW! Thanks to their brave team, those in need overseas will have the opportunity to receive a pair of prescription eye and sunglasses that they so desperately need to work and protect their vision.
About Youth Villages AmeriCorp
“Since 2000, the Youth Villages AmeriCorps program has provided literacy and life skills tutoring, afterschool and summer programming, service learning, and classroom assistance to students at the Youth Villages Inner Harbour Campus. Youth Villages AmeriCorps also supports local nonprofits and community organizations through projects on Service Fridays, in addition to acting as first responders for disaster relief in the state of Georgia.
Recently selected as Volunteer Team of the Year for the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta and as a finalist for both the America’s Service Commissions’ Innovation and Leadership Award and the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Service Impact Award, Youth Villages AmeriCorps embraces a strong ethic of service and commitment to support each other, the children served by Youth Villages, and our greater community. ”
Source: Youth Villages AmeriCorp Facebook
Fun Fact from Today!
One of the AmeriCorp volunteers happened upon a pair of recycled glasses that just so happened to be her prescription! Take a look on our Facebook to see some of the pictures from today’s event!
We would like to take this time to thank the volunteer from the Youth Villages AmeriCorp for spending the morning with us washing glasses for those in need. We love our AmeriCorp VISTAS and all their hard work and it is always an awesome sight to see other AmeriCorp groups doing so much good for those in need.
Connect with the Lighthouse!
If you or a group are interested in volunteering with Lighthouse, please visit our Get Involved page on our website at www.LionsLighthouse.org, and connect with us on social media like Twitter and Facebook VIA @LionsLighthouse #GLLF