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Donate-First Day April 5th

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 El Corazon Senior Center, 3302 Senior Center Drive.  See map
 Free
 Family

To kick-off North County Earth Month

activities, the City of Oceanside and the Green Oceanside team invite residents
to Donate-First Day on Saturday,

April 5th from 10am to 3pm at the El Corazon Senior Center, 3302

Senior Center Drive.
At Donate-First Day,
residents are encouraged to donate gently used items such as clothes, household
goods, toys, furniture and e-waste. Also, local food banks will be on hand
during Donate-First Day to collect
healthy food donations such as canned fruits & vegetables, fresh produce
and dairy products. All donated items will go to local non-profits and

charities. Military and senior citizens with valid ID are
invited to pick up remaining donated items for free from 3 to 4 p.m.   For
more information about Donate-First Day, a
list of needed food and non-food donations or other North County Earth Month
activities, visit www.greenoceanside.org


Donate-First
Day
is a great event to help our community, give residents an opportunity
to donate their unwanted things and keep perfectly good items out of the trash
and our landfill,” said Colleen Foster, Solid Waste and Recycling Management
Analyst, City of Oceanside. “The City of Oceanside has a recycling goal of
75-90 percent by 2020. Educating people about the importance of donating,
reusing and recycling with events such as Donate-First
Day
will help us reach that goal.”


Items collected at Donate-First Day will be distributed to Goodwill, Community Resource
Center, Terri Inc., Assistance League of North Coast, Oceanside Firefighter
Association, Solutions for Change, Rancho Coastal Humane Society, Veterans
Green E-Waste, The Hill Street Country Club, North County Food Bank and Donate
Don’t Dump.


“This
year, Oceanside has dedicated the entire month of April to environmental awareness
and sustainability events,” added Foster.  “Earth Month 2014 is an opportunity to learn
about the environment and participate in activities that not only protect it,
but improve it. We have an event for everyone and admission for all events is
free.”


North
County Earth Month is a month of free events sponsored by the City of Oceanside
and North County community partners.  The
Green Oceanside campaign is dedicated to teaching residents and local
businesses how to be better stewards of the Earth by recycling, reducing waste,
composting, using water efficiently and preventing water pollution and litter. Other
North County Earth Month activities include the Create to Educate Performance

Showcase of students on April 25, Loma Alta Creek Cleanup on April 26, Compost
Bin Design Workshop on April 26 and the North County Earth Festival on April
27.  For more information about all of
the exciting North County Earth Month events, please visit www.greenoceanside.org

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