Big Brothers and Big Sisters is in the midst of a “purple bin” awareness campaign.
One of the strategies it has undertaken is to promote the use of the purple bins and have a clothing drive at both high schools.
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.
Williams Lake Secondary School held its drive earlier in the month. The winner was Spencer Neufeld.
The Columneetza secondary draw was held Friday, June 1 at lunch. The grand prize winner of that draw is Chloe Storoschuk a Grade 8 student at the school.
Shown in the picture is Brynn Archibald representing Caribou Ski, Chloe, and BBBS staff member Susan Erlandson.
The bins can be used year round for the recycling of clothing, soft items such as bedding, towels, draperies etc. … You can also recycle accessories such as shoes and purses, and your well-loved stuffies.
They can be found at the Share Shed, Surplus Herby’s, Safeway and Canadian Tire.
BBBS thanks all students, and their parents, for cleaning out the closets.