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Recycling Program launched at South San ISD

South San ISD and Project D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) are teaming up to launch a pilot program to raise funds while recycling for a good cause.

District officials gathered last week to announce a new textile-recycling program at South San school district. The recycle bins will be used for collecting gently-worn clothing, shoes, toys and kitchen utensils. The recycling efforts will aid impoverished communities, clean up the environment and raise funds for Project D.A.R.E.

The donation bins will be placed at 17 locations across the district and will be collected every two weeks. This type of project is a first for Bexar County school districts.

Collected items will be sold to a for-profit agency overseas that collects cloths and shoes. Portions of those funds will be used to train police officers to teach the D.A.R.E. curriculum that is offered to San Antonio schools including South San ISD. The recycling program is expected to raise more than $10,000 for the D.A.R.E. program.

Read more about this story on the South San ISD News web page.

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