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BBBS Donation Center Opens Saturday

Jeff Garretson - January 15, 2016 11:50 am

Salina Big Brother Big Sisters Donation Center

Salina Big Brother Big Sisters Donation Center

Wanted: Clothing, Books, Toasters and Toys!

Clean out your closets and donate those items to help Salina Big Brothers Big Sisters mission in matching kids with adult mentors.

Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO Michelle Peck joined in on the KSAL Morning News Friday with another way for the community to reach out to children – by reaching into their cluttered garages and donating unwanted items.

This Saturday BBBS is opening a new donation center at 415 E. Prescott.

“We sell these items to a company called Savers, and they pay us by the pound,” Peck said.

“So if you bring in old trophies and heavy items we’re able to turn that into cash and help more kids here in our Salina community.”

Peck reminded listeners not drop off major appliances like stoves or refrigerators, but knick-knacks, radios, jackets and boots will all be used to raise money to help local children.

“Every single dollar that we raise stays here in Salina to help bigs and littles in our program.”

The BBBS Donation Center opens this Saturday, January 16th from 10am to 2pm at 415 E. Prescott and will have attendants standing by to handle donations for drive-through service.

Two big purple bins are also open for donations 24-hours a day and can be found in the Central Mall parking lot behind Starbucks, the other at 415 E. Prescott.

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