Stealing from the blindPublished 10:00pm Friday, July 4, 2014
To the Editor, The Columbus Lions have boxes around Our Area for collecting used eyeglasses for redistribution to people who are too poor to even dream of being able to see with the aid of eyeglasses. We forward about 200 pairs a month.
We know that there have been thefts from these boxes; in one case the thief took the whole box! And yesterday a lady called to say she had left some glasses and a “talking clock” on top of the box in the Columbus Post Office because she could not figure out how to open the box. I checked with Veronica and she had not put them away for safekeeping.
The glasses have no value (as the thief probably found out) except for the purpose the Lions collect them. It is my fervent hope that whoever stole the clock will put it back in the box so we can pass it along to one of our VIPs (Visually Impaired Persons) who is blind.And the glasses, too, please!
– Garland O. Goodwin