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Donate Frames

Frames for the World, Inc.

Thank you for your interest in donating eyeglass frames to Frames For The World. Together, we can make an impact in the lives of others by offering the eye wear needed to improve their vision. To date, our frames have made a difference in the lives of people in El Salvador, Mexico, Costa Rica, Djibouti, the Dominican Republic, Vietnam and Paraguay.

We welcome eyeglass frame donations from all manufacturers. If you are interested in donating to our non-profit organization, please provide the following information in an email sent to Lisa Aultman.

  • Total number of new eyeglass frames
  • Total number of men's plastic frames
  • Total number of men's metal frames
  • Total number of women's plastic frames
  • Total number of women's metal frames
  • Total number of men's semi-rimless frames
  • Total number of women's semi-rimless frames

Please note that we are unable to accept drillmount frames. The recipients of the donations do not have the technology necessary to properly manufacture them.

After we receive your donation shipment, we will inventory it for tax purposes and promptly send a confirmation of receipt letter for your tax records. Please note we will not assign a value to the shipment and will only confirm the number of eyeglass frames received.

After accepting your eyeglass frame donation, the frames will be sorted for shipment to non-profit eye hospitals that have qualified for the program. Primarily, we work directly with eye clinics located in Latin America. However, we also work with a number of non-profits (certified 501c3) in the United States that take our eyeglass frames abroad.