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How to Donate Your Eclipse Glasses to Kids Overseas

While the Eclipse-mania of 2017 is over, there are still stories coming out of the rare event. In South Carolina, a baby born on August 21 was named Eclipse Alizabeth Eubanks, while a Georgia mom-to-be took advantage of the event by shooting some maternity photos that were out of this world (pun intended).

For most people, the eclipse meant a short break from work to wear cardboard glasses you stood in line to get. Now that it’s over, those glasses won’t be useful for another seven years—if you can even keep up with them for that long.

That’s where Astronomers Without Borders comes in. The group is collecting the glasses to send to South America and Asia for kids to use when the eclipse passes over those areas, according to Today.

South America will see solar eclipses on February 18, 2018, July 2, 2019, and December 4, 2020. Asia will see an eclipse on August 11, 2018, January 5, 2019, December 26, 2019, and June 21, 2020. Click here for more eclipse dates. 

The Astronomers Without Borders Facebook page recommends collecting the glasses from your friends and neighbors and sending them in bulk to one of their corporate partners:

Explore Scientific
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR  72762

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Jessie Harbin

Jessie is a newlywed living in Meridianville with her husband and three dogs. She's learning to sail on their 26-foot sailboat in Guntersville. At the time of publication, nobody has fallen ill because of her cooking.

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