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CRC Thrift Stores go green

REGION — In an effort to help service the community while also focusing on the environment, Community Resource Center (CRC) Thrift Stores are making strides to go green!

CRC has joined forces with I Love A Green California to offer electronic donation recycling at the CRC Thrift Store and Donation Center locations. Electronic recycling drop off is free to everyone and most everything that plugs in or runs on batteries –working and non-working –will be accepted (large appliances, light bulbs, alkaline batteries and smoke detectors will not be accepted).

“Thanks to our collaborative and fruitful partnership with I Love A Green California, we can accept a greater variety of items from our supporters and prevent them from going into landfills,” said Chief Executive Officer of CRC Paul Thompson.

In other green efforts, rather than purchasing grocery bags, CRC asks for donation of reusable-condition plastic and paper grocery bags for use in the stores. This not only reduces waste, but also saves money that would have been spent on bags for CRC’s comprehensive social services and domestic violence prevention and intervention programs.

Store and donation centers include:

— Carlsbad Thrift Store, 1055 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad. Sunday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Phone (760) 729-5209

— Encinitas Thrift Store & Donation Center, 111 C St., Encinitas. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Phone (760) 753-8222

— Oceanside Thrift Store & Donation Center, 1405 S. El Camino Real, Oceanside. Sunday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Phone: (760) 231-7909

— San Marcos Donation Center Only – 210 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, San Marcos. . 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Phone: (760) 734-3872

Community Resource Center (CRC) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that has been the primary provider of comprehensive social services to the North County Coastal region of San Diego County since 1979.  For more information, visit  HYPERLINK “”


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