Done With Your Eclipse Glasses? Donate Them to Kids In South America

How to repurpose your solar eclipse glasses and do some good

As long as the glasses were made by one of the 12 companies certified by NASA to make eclipse glasses, they are good for life.

Heck, they'll still be good the next time there's a total solar eclipse in the USA on April 8, 2024. Donations to the group will be redistributed to children in South America and Asia for the 2019 total solar eclipse and used in schools that can't afford to provide glasses for their students.

The organization, who's mission is to provide science education in under-developed areas, says if your glasses meet safety standards and aren't damaged, they'll take them.

To make sure that your lenses are safe for further use, here is a list of reputable distributors of eclipse glasses and handheld viewers.

Astronomers Without Borders will be announcing the details on its Facebook page sooner rather than later, so keep an eye on it and give your glasses a second chance at life.

The problem is Walmart, Lowe's, Toy's R Us, and other major retailers in Salisbury are completely sold out of the glasses. Eastern time in SC, a total solar eclipse will make its way across the United States, the moon blocking out the sun for a short period of time and grabbing the attention of those below on Earth, according to The New York Times. Otherwise, you can toss them in the trash.

If you're too lazy to get the post office and you didn't buy them off of Craigslist, you can also ask the vendor you purchased them from if they're recycling the glasses.

You'll want to double check the expiration date and ISO number on the inside label before putting them on again.

The next eclipses will be in South America in 2019 and 2020.

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