Earth Month starts with donation drive

OCEANSIDE — To kick-off North County Earth Month activities, Oceanside and the Green Oceanside team invite residents to Donate-First Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 5 at the El Corazon Senior Center, 3302 Senior Center Drive.

At Donate-First Day, residents are encouraged to donate gently used items such as clothes, household goods, toys, furniture and e-waste. Also, local food banks will be on hand to collect healthy food donations such as canned fruits and vegetables, fresh produce and dairy products. All donated items will go to local non-profits and charities. Military and senior citizens with valid ID are invited to pick-up remaining donated items free-of-charge from 3 to 4 p.m. For more information about Donate-First Day, a list of needed food and non-food donations or other North County Earth Month activities, visit

Items collected at Donate-First Day will be distributed to Goodwill, Community Resource Center, Terri Inc., Assistance League of North Coast, Oceanside Firefighter Association, Solutions for Change, Rancho Coastal Humane Society, Veterans Green E-Waste, The Hill Street Country Club, North County Food Bank and Donate Don’t Dump.

North County Earth Month is a month of free events sponsored by the city of Oceanside and North County community partners. The Green Oceanside campaign is dedicated to teaching residents and local businesses how to be better stewards of the Earth by recycling, reducing waste, composting, using water efficiently and preventing water pollution and litter.



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