Three ideas for giving to kids this holiday season

It’s the holiday season. Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone. And if you have children you are thinking of during this season, here are a few thoughts from Recology.

Do you know the company Green Toys?  They make toys out of recycled milk bottles.  There’s just one example of the innovative work being done by vendors to use recovered materials in their products.

Kaboose.com has a list of craft ideas to make from recycled and reusable material. There’s nothing like making things with kids to enrich their early life experiences.

In San Mateo County, you can also participate in the annual Coats for Kids collection drive. Recology San Mateo County will start collecting coats as part of the residential recycling service and will also picking up coats at special drop-off locations.

Belmont: Library:
1110 Alameda de las Pulgas
Monday – Wednesday
10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday – Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Belmont: City Hall:
1 Twin Pines Lane
Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Belmont: Fire Station:
911 Granada Street
Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Burlingame: City Hall:
501 Primrose Road
Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Burlingame: Fire Station:
911 Granada Street
Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Foster City: Recreation Center:
650 Shell Boulevard
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Menlo Park: Library:
800 Alma Street
Monday & Wednesday
10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thursday & Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Menlo Park: Arrillaga Family
Recreation Center:

701 Laurel Street
Monday – Sunday
5:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Menlo Park: Onetta Harris
Community Center:

100 Terminal Avenue
Monday – Friday
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Redwood City: City Hall:
1017 Middlefield Road
Monday & Friday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
San Carlos: City Hall:
600 Elm Street
Monday & Friday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Recology
San Mateo County:
225 Shoreway Road Monday & Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Recology Vallejo has collected children’s coats each year for the past eight years. The donated coats may be of any size but should be in good enough shape that a child can play, sit and go to school with a sense of pride.

All coats will be cleaned and then given to local children who are in need.

We look forward to your participation during the holiday season.

5 Responses to “Three ideas for giving to kids this holiday season

  • Donating coats is really important, especially for those of us in Canada (snow is falling!) I have also heard of some schools or neighbourhoods doing coats exchanges — another great way to reuse!
    – John Watson, Waste Diversion Education Coordinator
    BLOG http://www.haltonrecycles.ca, TWITTER @HaltonRecycles

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    4 years ago

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    4 years ago

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    4 years ago

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