Annual Holiday Lights Drive ending January 15th
Donations may be dropped off at any Lincoln Fire Station, the Science Focus Program and Eastridge Elementary School.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – There is still plenty of time to donate working or non-working lights to the 8th Annual Holiday Lights Drive in Lincoln. That deadline is January 15th.
“We are excited that this was able to take place during the pandemic, so many things were cancelled in 2020 including our Annual Community Recycling Drive in the spring so we are really happy that we can continue this drive this winter,” Angela Alesio said.
Alesio has been involved with the drive all 8 years.
A second load was weighed December 29th at Scrap Central Inc. in Omaha. The load was from donations over the past two weeks. It weighed 2,300 pounds.
Scrap Central Inc. generously pays $.35 per pound on this annual recycling drive. The funds raised were $805.00. So far, the weight total to date is 7,560 pounds and the funds raised to date are $2,646.00.
Alesio says last year hit record numbers, they collected 15,000 pounds. That’s the most they’ve ever collected.
“We’ve diverted so much waste from local landfills and for the past 7 years, we’ve diverted over 6,400 pounds of holiday lights which is very important for our environment so it’s really nice for the community to participate year after year,” Alesio said.
Scrap Central Inc. is matching dollar amounts to Lincoln Fire Fighters Operation Warm and the Science Focus Program-LPS.
The percentage breakdown and matched funds benefit LFFOW, SFP-LPS & Eastridge Elementary School. December 29th funds distributed to each program is $402.50.
Each program to date will receive $1,323.00.
Donations may be dropped off at any Lincoln Fire Station, the Science Focus Program and Eastridge Elementary School. There is a large collection container in the Eastridge Elementary parking lot. Donations can be placed directly into the collection container.