From staff reports:
Brigadoon Elementary School children got a firsthand lesson in living a “green” lifestyle as they collected and recycled gently used clothes and shoes.
The Goodwill truck collected the goods May 2 at the school, 3601 SW 336th St. The kids collected 858 pounds, which is more than twice the average for an elementary school.
“In addition to helping others, it will teach our students the value of recycling and volunteerism,” said Brigadoon Principal Chris Odell.
The Goodwill project’s overall effort will collect 1,250,000 pounds of donations, generating funds to help 9,000 southwest Washington residents with job training and placement in the area.