Lake Lotawana Community United Methodist Church is hosting its sixth Recycling Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, at the church, corner of 28901 Colbern Road and Gate 1, at Lake Lotawana. The church has partnered with several organizations to make this event happen.
Goodwill Industries will collect computers, monitors, printers, cellphones, microwaves, mixers, cameras, clothing, and many more items to sell or recycle. RevolveKC will collect bicycles to refurbish and give to adults and kids needing bikes. Hillcrest Transitional Housing will be collecting household goods for their thrift store in Lee’s Summit.
They will also be collecting car and boat batteries, and books for the Rehabilitation Institute of KC to recycle. Prescription and reading glasses will be collected, benefiting the Merida Foundation for people in the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula. Packing peanuts and white molded packing foam also will be collected, and will be reground by ACH Foam Technologies and made into new polystyrene products. Televisions will not be accepted this year, due to the expense of recycling them.
The event is open to everyone and is free. Visit www.llcumc.org for a complete list of items to be collected.
While this event is free, everyone will have an opportunity to make a tax deductible monetary donation to the church's new mission partnership, Hens for Haiti. They have partnered with the Methodist Church in Mellier, Haiti, to assist them in building a sustainable chicken farm. The church needs to raise $25,000 to match a challenge donation they have received for the $50,000 project. To learn more, visit www.llcumc.org/Hens-for-Haiti.