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Freecycle for children being held in Maple Ridge

The Hive Neighbourhood Centre is putting on the event at Eric Langton Elementary
The Hive is holding a Children’s Clothing Freecycle on Saturday, May 27. (Special to The News)

A 13-year tradition of providing clean, gently-used clothing to families in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows will be taking place on Saturday.

The Hive Neighbourhood Centre will be holding a Children’s Clothing Freecycle where anyone from the community is welcome to pick up free gently used clothing or books for their own families.

“Many families in the community are looking for somewhere to pass along the clothing and books their children have outgrown. This event helps to keep clothing out of landfills and circulating in the community,” said Elaine Yamamoto, coordinator of the Hive Neighbourhood Centre.

A dedicated group of volunteers will be sorting through clothing and will set it out in the gymnasium at Eric Langton Elementary.

The Golden Ears Kiwanis Club will be serving free hotdogs, drinks, and snacks – something the organization has done at every one of the Hive Neighbourhood Centre’s 22 events.

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The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Community Literacy Committee will be hosting a reading corner and a free-book table.

“Family budgets are feeling the pressure from all sides. This twice-annual community tradition has been a project of the Hive Neighbourhood Centre at Eric Langton Elementary since 2010,” added Yamamoto.

The event will be taking place from 11-2 p.m. on Saturday May 27, at 12138 Edge St., in Maple Ridge.

This is a community event, said Yamamoto. Anyone wanting to get involved can call 604 721-3738.

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