1. Take a good look at the frames you want to donate. Ask yourself if they look like they're in overall good condition (don't worry about worn-looking nose pads; they're replaceable). Would you pass them on to someone you know or would you let your kids wear them? If so, they sound worth donating. But if not, even a person in need won't want them.
2. Now take a second look. If they're metal frames, is the metal corroded (green-looking) in parts? Has the coating peeled? Has the frame ever been repaired through soldering? If they're made of plastic, does the plastic look worn or brittle? Can you see cracks or tiny breaks? These are all signs that indicate that the frame is beyond reuse.
It's important to remember that all people, no matter how destitute they are, have self-respect and are entitled to look their best.
Care to give. Give to care.
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