Girls lacrosse project re­cy­cles, reuses and raises money

The Boyertown Area Times - - COMMUNITY - — Sub­mit­ted to Dig­i­tal First Me­dia

Dur­ing the month of Novem­ber, the Owen J. Roberts High School Girls Lacrosse with Coven­try Girls Youth Lacrosse in the school district worked with the com­mu­nity to clean out their clos­ets, at­tics and base­ments to re­cy­cle/ re­use cloth­ing, shoes and tex­tiles for those in need. They re­cently loaded up a truck with the do­na­tions to the tune of 6,766 pounds of cloth­ing. This project was started by the girls to com­bine fundrais­ing with com­mu­nity ser­vice. They raised over $1,000 to aid in spring lacrosse train­ing.

The pro­gram aids in re­cy­cle/ re­use items thereby re­duc­ing vol­ume of dis­carded tex­tiles go­ing into the land­fill and re­duc­ing green­house emis­sions. Over half the tex­tiles are do­nated to char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tions. Those char­i­ties do­nate them to the needy or re­sell them at a dis­count. Most of the re­use is within the U.S. and dis­trib­uted within ar­eas in need. Items that can’t be do­nated are re­cy­cled into in­dus­trial rags/bed­ding for an­i­mals.

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