BSTRA Turns Gently Used Items into Cash for Local Trail Improvements

If you are like most people, you have an accumulation of clothing and other items in your closet that you don’t use, need or want any longer.  Bay State Trail Riders Association, Inc. (BSTRA), a local 50l(c)(3) nonprofit organization, invites you to bag up those clean, gently used items and donate them.

BSTRA will turn your donation into cash which will be used to fund trail improvements to our local trail systems in state forests and parks.  Projects currently underway positively impact state forests and parks in Douglas, Upton, Mendon, Blackstone and Bellingham.  If you are an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys using the trails for outdoor recreation and fitness, you will benefit from the enhancements BSTRA is making to our community trails.

The following items will be accepted by BSTRA and then be turned in to Savers of Woonsocket.  Savers will pay BSTRA 20 cents per pound for “soft items” and 5 cents per pound for “hard items”.

Accepted ”Soft Items”:  Clothing and Shoes – Men’s, Women’s and Children’s; Other Textiles – bath towels, bed sheets and blankets, pillows, curtains and tablecloths; Accessories – hats, mittens, scarves, ties, socks, purses, wallets, backpacks and tote bags.

Accepted “Hard Items”:  Electrical – small toasters, blenders, coffee makers, mixers, juicers, waffle irons, griddles, hairdryers, curling irons; Jewelry and Knick-Knacks:  Jewelry, crafts, candles, baskets, ornaments and hand tools; Kids – Toys, games, puzzles, stuffed animals; Media – Hardback and paperback books, magazines, records, tapes, CD’s videos, DVDs and computer software;  Kitchen – Pots, pans, utensils, china cups, mugs, vases, dishes, cutlery, glassware, silverware, stemware; Sports Equipment – Balls, bat, tennis rackets, Frisbees, baseball gloves.

To participate in this Donation Drive, please bag your items in plastic garbage bags and seal.  Arrange for drop-off at any of the following locations before February 6th.

Bellingham:  Donna – 508-883-6477

Blackstone:  Sue – 508-883-5821

Grafton:  Karen – 774-293-0051

Holden:  Sheila – 508-662-3300

Monson:  Sharron – 413-668-7606

Woonsocket:  Rose – 401-762-4805

The giving season is upon us, so why not start by cleaning out your closets and garage and participating in this different kind of Donation Drive.

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