As reported in the Times Colonist March 19th, 2017. See the TC page online.
Recycle for a good cause
Pedro Arrais / Times Colonist
March 19, 2017 05:30 AM
Drop off your returnables and go home with new-to-you goods this Saturday at St. Matthias Anglican Church.
On the fourth Saturday of every month – March 25 this month – the Threshold Housing Society collects bottles and other returnables, with volunteers on hand to help you unload.
Not only are you helping the planet, your empties also help prevent youth (ages 16 to 22) from ending up on the street.
The society provides support and housing to young people who are trying to avoid being homeless, through supportive housing and life-skills programs.
In a survey last year of the homeless in Victoria, 40 per cent reported they became homeless at age 18 or younger. To solve the problem of homelessness, we must provide services for youth.
The St. Matthias Recycling Sale, which includes books, sheet music, CD’s, linens, furniture, toys, china, glass and more, takes place at the same time. It’s a great way to get a good deal on something you want, need or just love.
The even runs 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the church, 600 Richmond Rd. (off Richardson).
For more information, go to thresholdhousing.ca.