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Donate Financially

Donate Your Spectacles

Donate Your Time


Donate Financially

$5 is all it takes to match one pair of glasses to the person who needs them. All donations directly support our mission, facilitating the redistribution of quality, donated eyeglasses to underserved communities worldwide.

Donations can be submitted through the secure donation form below or, if you prefer, via mail to this address:

ReSpectacle
529 2nd Street, Suite 100
Hudson, WI 54016

Tax receipts are provided by Flipcause, our secure platform for online donations. If you choose to mail a financial donation, please indicate you would like a tax receipt and provide an email address or mailing address. Please email help@respectacle.org if you have any questions.

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Donate Your Spectacles

We accept donationed glasses in gently-used condition. We are currently accepting donation through mail at this address:

ReSpectacle
529 2nd Street, Suite 100
Hudson, WI 54016

Glasses usually do best when they have a little padding. The best option is always to send the spectacles in a glasses case; but if that is not possible, a bubble mailer or a little bubble wrap in the package are usually enough to keep those spectacles in "gently-used" condition. If you are sending more than 3 pairs, a cardboard box works well. Just make sure you pad any extra space so they have a smooth ride.

At this time we are not able to provide tax receipts for eyeglasses donations. We are working on some incredible upgrades at this very moment and fixing that problem is high on our list as we improve how donations and orders are tracked.

Email help@respectacle.org if you have any questions.

Please note: ReSpectacle cannot pay for the shipping costs of used glasses.

What does “gently-used” mean?

The basic guideline we use is the question, “Would someone wear these glasses?” If the temples or “arms” are missing, nose pads are lost, or lenses are falling out, we cannot use them at this time. Minor to moderate scratches on the frame or lenses are acceptable.


Volunteer Your Time

There are a few ways you can give your time to ReSpectacle:

1. Have a glasses drive

We have been the grateful beneficiaries of donations from optical shops, service organizations, church groups, Eagle Scout projects, and Mitzvah projects. People in every community have old glasses that they cannot use but would rather not throw away! Help add to ReSpectacle’s catalog by rounding up the gently-used spectacles in your area and shipping them to:

ReSpectacle
529 2nd Street, Suite 100
Hudson, WI 54016

Please see the Glasses section for best packaging practices.

Note: We previously had a map of drop-off donation locations. This had fallen out of date and is being updated before we publish a new one. If you would like to list your location as a collection site, please email volunteer@respectacle.org

2. Host a fundraiser

Facebook and other 21st-century platforms make digital fundraising as easy as ordering glasses from ReSpectacle. Consider setting up a fundraiser if you can clearly see ReSpectacle’s vision of sight accessible to all. Reach out to volunteer@respectacle.org for questions about fundraising.

3. Share on social media

Respectacle is on Facebook and Instagram. Spread the word!

4. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for changes

As we continue to upgrade our current website, there will be exciting opportunities in the near future for more ReSpectacle chapters, easier donation tracking, and ways you can help from your own home! These are in development and we will announce these options on Facebook as we iron out the wrinkles.

5. If you live in the Minnesota Twin Cities area

Come volunteer at our first dedicated Volunteer Center in Hudson, Wisconsin. We have plenty of work that individual volunteers, family and other groups can do to help ReSpectacle further its purpose. Reach out to volunteer@respectacle.org to find a time you can help photograph glasses, describe spectacles, and admire our Wall of Frame!


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