Dear Sun Spots: Is there any place that accepts old eyeglasses or hearing aids? – No Name, No Town.

Answer: Used eyeglasses can be dropped off or mailed to the Lions Club, 277 Lincoln St., Lewiston, ME 04240.

You will also find collection boxes at:

Marden’s, Northwood Shopping Center, Main Street, Lewiston (786-0313).

St. Croix Regional Federal Credit Union, 1000 Lisbon St., Lewiston (783-1475).

Wal-Mart, 100 Mt. Auburn Ave., Auburn (784-0738). The drop-off is inside the lab in the vision center.

Shaw’s, 600 Center St., Auburn (784-6971), and 27 East Ave., Lewiston (784-6929).

Hannaford, 95 Spring St., Auburn (784-6497), and 692 Sabattus St., Lewiston (784-0721).

Another place to donate old eyeglasses is LensCrafters, Maine Mall, (Next to JC Penney) Maine Mall Road, South Portland (761-9016). LensCrafters will repair the glasses and donate them to needy families.

Regarding used hearing aids:

Maine Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation, 20 Whippoorwill Road, Litchfield, ME 04350, fax: (207) 268-2158.

Hearing aids may also be dropped off or mailed to The Warren Center for Communication & Learning office, 175 Union St., Bangor, ME 04401.

Dear Sun Spots: I know with the high fuel and energy costs many people are feeling the crunch, and budgets are tight.

My school project doesn’t cost a thing, and many of your readers could help us out in a big way.

The cost of education is also soaring and my school gets a whole dime for every Box Top For Education they turn in. These box tops are very noticeable and are on General Mills products you buy at the grocery store. If they could cut them out and save them for me, I would be very thankful. You see we also have a contest going to see which student can collect the most! We have five children in our family so we buy a lot of groceries. I thought maybe I could ask help from my community. My great-grandparents live at The Highlands in Auburn and they have asked permission to put collection envelopes at the entryway building of each apartment building and also at Kittyhawk Village. This way the tenants, as well as their visitors, can drop them off there, or at the rental office where my grandmother works at the same address. There is a mail slot in the door. My grandmother said you can call the rental office if you have any questions or have a bunch to be picked up and she will make arrangements at 783-2312.

Also, anyone interested can mail them to me at The Vineyard School Attn: ASM Sun Spots article, 4th grade, 9 Foss Road, Lewiston, ME 04240. That would cost postage. – ASM, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: I am responding to the inquiry regarding the shredding of confidential material. I am the owner of File-Busters located in Lisbon. We are a records management company. We shred and recycle confidential documents. We also store confidential records. We will pick up your documents and transport them to our secure facility for shredding or storage. Customers can also drop their material off. No amount is too small. We are available 24/7 to clients, however our office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We can be reached at 95 Lisbon Road, Lisbon, ME 04250, (207) 514-0265 or via e-mail at [email protected] – Heather Rideout, Lisbon.

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