Big Brothers and Big Sisters is in the midst of a purple bin awareness campaign.
To promote the use of the purple bins, BBBS has undertaken a clothing drive at Williams Lake secondary and Columneetza secondary schools.
The first one was finished at WLSS today, May 4.
For every bag of clothing that the students brought into the school, a ballot was entered in their name for a $500 gift certificate to Caribou Ski Source for Sports.
BBBS received 311 bags in total this week. The winner, WLSS student Spencer Neufeld, brought in 36 bags.
The bins can be used year-round for the recycling of clothing and soft items such as bedding, towels, draperies, etc. People can also recycle accessories such as shoes and purses, and their well-loved stuffies.
The purple bins can be found at The Share Shed, Surplus Herby’s, Safeway and Canadian Tire.
The Columneetza drive will take place during the last week of May 28 to June 1.