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Keep Liberty Beautiful: Let’s talk about clothes, shoes, tires and recycling!
Karen Bell
Keep Liberty Beautiful Executive Director Karen Bell.

Dr. Karen Bell

Keep Liberty Beautiful

Keep Liberty Beautiful’s 2nd Annual Shoe Drive and 1st Clothes Drive is starting now until November 19, 2022.

The shoes and clothes we collect are given a second life to support fantastic charities and help small businesses. The gently- worn used and new shoes and donated clothes should be in good condition. Soles of the shoes should be intact, dry, and clean, with no holes, and still have life left in them.

We need 1,200 pairs of shoes collected during our Shoe Drive; there is no limit to the clothes you can donate. There is no limit on the shoes, but we have a minimum of 1,200 that need to be included in our collection by November 19. Some of the collected shoes will go to micro-businesses in developing countries, and some of the shoes and clothes will help our local communities. The businesses that get the shoes will fix and sell them to make a living. Also, for some people, their feet are the only mode of transportation they have.

So, having footwear is very important for getting back and forth to work and school.

When we reach 2,500 pairs of shoes, a donation will be given to the Liberty County Relay for Life.

The clothes and gym shoes will be given to the Connection Church, Mission Possible Team. We are also helping the environment by keeping shoes and clothes out of the landfill. We are looking for locations to place a donation box to collect shoes.

If your business wants a donation box, please contact Keep Liberty Beautiful at (912) 880-4888. The clothes donations can be taken to Connection Church at 116 Patriots Trail in Hinesville. There is a collection box in the parking lot, or call Elder Reed (912) 266-0481 to arrange a pickup. All donations and household sazard items for recycling will be collected at our quarterly Recycle It! Fairs and Shred Day event. So, start getting ready because the fairs are on Saturday, November 19. You have a chance to recycle the following items:

• Electronics and electronic accessories

• CFLs and fluorescent light bulbs

• Used motor oil and antifreeze

• Car batteries

• Household batteries

• Printer ink and toner cartridges

• Telephone books, large sale catalogs, and books

• Household goods, clothes, and shoes (gently used)

• Old prescription medications and over-the- counter medications

• Paper

• Tires The Shred Day event will only be at the Liberty County Community Complex in the Midway location. Items that you might want to shred to protect yourself from identity theft include:

• Old financial records, payroll, and employment information

• Check stubs, statements, and canceled checks

• Healthcare and medical records

• Personal records You may also have a lot of out-of-date paperwork that you just want to clean out because it takes up needed space.

Please remember to remove items from notebooks and binders if you need information shredded.

Our two Recycle It! Fair sites on Saturday, November 19, are open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

These locations are:

• Liberty County Community Complex (the Shred Truck will be at this site only!), 9397 East Oglethorpe in Midway

• Walthourville City Hall, 222 Busbee Drive in Walthourville Also, on November 19, 2022, there will be a Tire Roundup Day for Liberty County residents sponsored by 104 Logistic LLC in Midway and Keep Liberty Beautiful. The event will be held at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

• Tires generated from commercial ventures will not be accepted.

• We will only accept tires for cars, SUVs, and light trucks. No rims.

• Semi tires or larger and racing slicks will not be accepted.

• There will not be a fee for the tires turned in. The Rivers Alive Cleanups are starting to happen. The next cleanup is on September 24, 2022, at Fort Morris State Historic Site from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The countywide Rivers Alive cleanup is on October 22.

Contact us at the Keep Liberty Beautiful office at (912) 880- 4888 or email klcb@libertycountyga. com. Please check our website at www.keepliberty for information on all our upcoming events.

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