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Go green, spring clean and help kids in need

Morgan Aguilar
March 13, 2018 06:17 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Getting spring cleaning done this week could help a local child.

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The City of Albuquerque’s “Keep Albuquerque Beautiful” program is hosting the 7th annual “Recyclothes” event on Saturday.

"In the past we've had hundreds, hundreds of cars that come through," said Matthew Whelan, the Director of Solid Waste for the City of Albuquerque.

Anyone who brings a large bag of gently used clothes to Hinkle Family Fun Center between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. will get a free mini golf pass.

"A lot of us have stuff in our closets that still is almost new that we've only worn once or twice and hey, what better way to give it to somebody in need than to come and bring it to this program," said Whelan.

The clothes will be given to Locker 505, a local nonprofit that helps distribute clothes within Albuquerque Public Schools.

"They donate that to students in need so that students can focus on more important things like education," said Whelan. “It really gives them confidence so that they're not feeling like they might get bullied because they're not wearing the right thing or doing the right thing."

You can learn more about the “Recyclothes” event by clicking here.

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