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Eclipse Optics and Eclipse Glasses USA's donation programs are designed to be simple yet impactful. We invite individuals and organizations to donate their used glasses so that they can be donated for future use by specific populations in need of such eyewear.

Eclipse Glasses Donation Programs

Eclipse Programs Overview

ECLIPSE GLASSES USA'S DONATION PROGRAM: A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR YOUNG STARGAZERS

In the vast expanse of our universe, few celestial events capture the human imagination quite like a solar eclipse. It's a moment when the sun, moon, and earth align in perfect harmony, casting a shadow that momentarily turns day into night. For many, witnessing this natural phenomenon is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But to safely enjoy this spectacle, one needs the right equipment: eclipse glasses.

Eclipse Glasses USA, a leading provider of high-quality eclipse glasses, understands the importance of this event and the need for proper eye protection. With a commitment to not only providing the best products but also to making a positive impact in the world, we have initiated a donation program. This program is designed to ensure that as many people as possible, especially school children in countries with limited resources, can safely experience the wonder of a solar eclipse.

THE HEART OF THE PROGRAM: DONATING FOR A CAUSE

The premise of Eclipse Glasses USA's donation program is simple yet impactful. We invite individuals and organizations to donate their used eclipse glasses so that they can be repurposed for future eclipse events in other parts of the world. By doing so, we aim to foster a love for astronomy and science among young minds, while also promoting safe viewing practices.

One of the primary beneficiaries of this initiative are school children in countries that might not have easy access to eclipse glasses. By redistributing these glasses, Eclipse Glasses USA hopes to provide educational institutions with the tools they need to offer their students a safe and enlightening eclipse viewing experience.

ENSURING QUALITY: UNDAMAGED GLASSES ONLY

Eclipse Glasses USA emphasizes the importance of the quality of the glasses being donated. For the safety of the recipients, it's crucial that the glasses are undamaged. This means no scratches, punctures, tears, or any other form of damage that might compromise the protective quality of the glasses.

Safety is paramount when viewing a solar eclipse. Using damaged glasses can lead to severe eye injuries, including permanent blindness. Therefore, before donating, individuals are encouraged to thoroughly inspect their glasses to ensure they are in perfect condition.

A GLOBAL IMPACT: SPREADING THE JOY OF SAFE ECLIPSE VIEWING

The beauty of this donation program lies in its global reach. Solar eclipses are not limited to one region or country; they occur at different times across the world. By collecting and redistributing eclipse glasses, Eclipse Glasses USA ensures that children in various countries can marvel at this celestial event without risking their eyesight.

Imagine a classroom in a remote village, where students have only read about solar eclipses in their textbooks. Now, thanks to the donation program, they have the opportunity to witness it firsthand, with their own eyes, safely shielded by the glasses provided by generous donors from thousands of miles away. It's not just about viewing an eclipse; it's about bridging gaps, connecting people through a shared experience, and igniting a passion for the cosmos in young hearts.

A CALL TO ACTION

Eclipse Glasses USA's donation program is more than just a charitable initiative. It's a movement that aims to bring people together, irrespective of geographical boundaries, under the vast canopy of the universe. It's about sharing, caring, and ensuring that the wonders of the cosmos are accessible to all, especially the curious minds of the future.

If you have eclipse glasses lying around after a recent eclipse event, consider donating them. Ensure they are undamaged and in good condition. By doing so, you're not just getting rid of an item; you're passing on the torch of knowledge, wonder, and safe exploration to the next generation.

Let's come together and make a difference. Let's ensure that the next time a child looks up at the sky during a solar eclipse, they do so with wonder in their eyes and safety in their hands, all thanks to a pair of glasses that traveled miles to reach them.

Contact us at info@eclipse23.com for instructions on how to send them to us.

5-for-1 Program

For every 5 pack purchased, we will donate 1 pair of glasses to a school in Latin America, where there will be an annular eclipse in October 2024.

As of April 2024, this program has generated 30,000 pairs of glasses.

Eclipse Give Back

AS OF 4/16/24, WE CAN LONGER ACCEPT NEW DONATIONS. ANY DONATIONS POSTMARKED AFTER 4/16/24 MIGHT BE RETURNED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT SPACE AT THE LOCAL POST OFFICE.

We are often asked what to do with used eclipse glasses after an eclipse. Eclipse Glasses USA works with other organizations to donate used but undamaged eclipse glasses to other countries with upcoming eclipse events.

We only accept US-made paperboard glasses that have the manufacturer's address and contact info and that bear the ISO logo. All others will be discarded due to liability and quality issues.

Lenses must be in good condition, without perforations, tears, or punctures that would allow radiation to penetrate through to the user's eyes. Damaged lenses will be discarded.

All shipments will be opened and inspected before being repackaged for outbound shipment. Damaged or unusable glasses will be discarded.

Glasses can be shipped via USPS First-Class Mail (super inexpensive) in an envelope. For larger quantities, please consult your local post office for the most cost effective ways to ship.

We do not provide prepaid labels.

Due to the incredible interest in this program, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries. Please refer to the above information.

NATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED DONATION PROGRAMS

Our donation programs have been featured in national media due to the overwhelming public response.

In 2024, we collected over 500,000 used eclipse glasses to donate to schools in Hawaii, South America, and Africa for their upcoming eclipse events.