Big Brothers Big Sisters of R.I. expanding clothing collections

THEY’VE BIN BUSY: Katje Afonseca, right, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island, and Lamel Moore, executive director of the East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA, stand next to one of the clothing collection bins that are appearing at more nonprofits. / COURTESY BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF RHODE ISLAND
THEY’VE BIN BUSY: Katje Afonseca, right, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island, and Lamel Moore, executive director of the East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA, stand next to one of the clothing collection bins that are appearing at more nonprofits. / COURTESY BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF RHODE ISLAND
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island is seeking to protect the environment while forging fruitful partnerships with the state’s municipalities and nonprofits to help those in need. The nonprofit collects over 4 million pounds of used clothing and textiles annually in bins across the state, keeping it out of the state’s Central Landfill. Since…

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