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Hopewell Valley’s annual Election Day Clothing & Textile Drive will be available at many polling locations throughout the valley area this Tuesday, November 4. The textile drive provides residents with an excuse to clean out their closets and a convenient way to deposit the unwanted textiles at the voting polls.

Residents can donate all types of textiles including clothing, sheets, blankets, towels, curtains, linens, scarves, scrap fabric, hats, gloves, shoes, belts, handbags, pillows and stuffed toys. All of the items must be dry, but can be stained or torn.

While it has been a great success, this is the last year for the collection because Hopewell Valley Regional School District now offers year-round SpinGreen bins throughout the school district.

“Since the drive began, we have collected more than 26 tons of used textiles, “ said Heidi Wilenius, organizer of the drive. “Our year-round bins, which are located in the parking lots of all 6 schools, have been very well received, and due to the success of past Election Day drives, we will continue the Election Day drive this year for the convenience of voters, and to help continue to spread awareness about the drive.”

Find more information on the district website, www.hvrsd.org under the “Community” tab. Facebook users are invited to “like” the textile drive at www.facebook.com/HopewellTextiles.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe, and a lawyer. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. In her free time, Mary fills her life with mild germaphobia, excessive self-reflection, enthusiastic television viewing, and misguided adventures in random hobbies.

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