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T-SHIRTS TO BAGS DRIVE!! DONATE YOUR OLD T-SHIRTS
Drop off washed old t-shirts at:
- 314 Vincent Court in Lake Bluff.
- LF Rec Center by the gym entrance next to the benches.
- Deerpath Middle School bins in both East and West entrances
Please Check back soon for more drop off locations!
Pine Ridge Reservation (the Rez) is the biggest food desert in America. There is only one grocery store on the Rez, even though it is the size of Connecticut. Basic foods such as milk and bread are 44-94% more expensive and the store stocks hardly any fresh fruit or vegetables. A local organization, Re-Member runs a community garden called Feather II. Here they grow and donate naturally grown vegetables to the Oglala Lakota Native American people living on the Rez.
Each summer we volunteer on Pine Ridge Reservation with Re-Member. We build bunk beds, skirt trailer homes, build and install outhouses, porches, help on the farm and many other things.
Green Minds LFLB is a local environmental organization promoting a more sustainable way of life in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff. Partnering with Green Minds LFLB and their Bring Your Own Bag Campaign, we are collecting old T-Shirts. We will make them into produce bags and donate them to Re-Member so they can be used instead of plastic bags, to hand out the fresh produce from the community garden. There is no waste management on the Rez so plastic bags are not recycled.
Please help us by dropping off your clean old T-Shirts or by volunteering to sew the T-Shirts into produce bags. It takes under 10 minutes to turn one T-Shirt into a reusable washable bag. Tax deductible donations are welcomed. Sign to either Green Minds LFLB (earmarked “t-shirt to bag” will cover our cost) or Re-Member (earmarked “Feather2” will help Re-Member expand their community farm).
Please email us for more information on the t-shirt drive, about volunteering on the Rez or donations.
Pilamaya - Thank you
Jacob McEvoy & Josca Schabacker
Lake Forest HS Class of 2021
Would you like to collect tshirts for us? Print the "tshirt to bag" flyer below, attach to a bin and place it at your local gym, workplace, school or a favorite store. Remember to always ask for permission from the owner or manager. Tell us where to advertise your pick up point. Collect your bin and email us so we can arrange how to get the tshirts from you.