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Spring Cleaning? Take Those Reusable Items To Salvation Army

With spring weather finally starting to settle in, a lot of you are clearing out the clutter from your closets. And the North Loop Neighborhood Association would like you to think twice before tossing reusable items in the trash.

Instead, as part of our Service Saturday on May 13th, we’re encouraging people to drop off those items at the Salvation Army at 900 North 4th Street in the North Loop from 9a-9p. They’ll take just about anything except for mattresses and paint. Here’s a list of commonly-donated items.

“As you bring donations there, they will go through them,” said NLNA board member David Crary. “If they can sell it, they will sell it. If they have to recycle it, they will recycle it.”

The Salvation Army uses the proceeds of sales from their Thrift Store to help people recover from dependency issues. They recently did some remodeling at their North Loop facility that made the drive-up process easier than ever. You can now drive right into the facility and drop off your items indoors, which is especially helpful on cold or rainy days.

“The Salvation Army has been a North Loop leader for 50 some years,” said Crary, “and it’s a gem of an asset.”

Service Saturday will also include the regular litter pickup in the neighborhood, starting at Corner Coffee at 9:30am (new time). AND at 10am we’re meeting at James Rice Park near the playground to pull invasive garlic mustard weeds along the riverbank. Gloves and tools provided. Please join us!

By Mike Binkley, North Loop volunteer

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