Principal Todd Lindsay of Parkway Elementary School with Grade 5 students Shawn Angers (left) and Avery Dunk with some of the materials donated to the fill the trailer campaign currently underway at the school. Mark Brett/Western News

Gently used items accepted for donation

Penticton school is collecting donations to help reduce the city’s carbon footprint

Parkway Elementary School is collecting donations to help reduce the city’s carbon footprint.

A trailer is set up in the school’s parking lot until Friday, April 28 as part of The Fill it up 4 EarthDay fundraiser, run by the Big Brothers Big Sisters. Students were sent home with green bags to fill up with gently-used items from around the home that can be donated and the community is also invited to drop off donations.

“We have the trailer here all week and would love any other community members to stop by and drop off items. Our goal is to fill the trailer, then our school receives $500,” said school principal Todd Lindsay.

Items that will be accepted included clothing and soft good items such as clothing, outerwear, purses, wallets, bags, blankets, sheets, pillows, towels, curtains and linens. As well they will also take household items (the school ask that they are placed in boxes) including toys, games, puzzles, stuffed animals, dishes, pots, pans, cutlery, glasses, vases, picture frames, baskets, ornaments, jewellery, candles, lamps, coffee makers, toasters, radios, power tools, books, records, CDs, tapes, videos, DVDs and computer software. Parkway School is not accepting furniture or large items that do not fit in a bag or a box such as TVs.