Christmas Lights Recycling Benefits Toys for Tots for 2019

by | Jan 11, 2020

Another year of recycling is in the bag! In 2019, customers sent in and we recycled over 8000 pounds of used Christmas lights. All of the proceeds were used to purchase over $3000 worth of educational books, and project kits from Usborne Books that were delivered to friendly Marines at Toys for Tots.

Thanks go out to our friend and Usborne Consultant, Becky Dean, who helped us choose the best books for children in the 10-14 year range. (That’s the age range that frequently received the least donations.)

Here is our last load of recycling as Dave drops it off at the recycler.

Christmas Lights Recycling Benefits Toys for Tots for 2019

We had to use Dave’s packing-the-trunk superpower to transport the books to Toys for Tots.

Christmas Lights Recycling Benefits Toys for Tots for 2019

A couple of boxes belted in for safety!

Christmas Lights Recycling Benefits Toys for Tots for 2019

The Toys for Tots warehouse.

Christmas Lights Recycling Benefits Toys for Tots for 2019
Boxes ready for distribution throughout the Dallas/Arlington/Fort Worth Metroplex

Unloading the books and educational activity kits 2 weeks before Christmas distribution.

Christmas Lights Recycling Benefits Toys for Tots for 2019
Christmas Lights Recycling Benefits Toys for Tots for 2019

This yearly traditional has been one of my favorite days of the year for over 10 years.

Christmas Lights Recycling Benefits Toys for Tots for 2019

Thank you to all the Marines who make Toys for Tots the successful nationwide project that it is for infants to teens.

All of us at Christmas Light Source would like to take time to thank all Servicemen for their service.

Thank you as well to all the folks who have sent in their Christmas lights to be responsibly and locally processed/recycled. You’ve kept them out of a landfill and turned them into Christmas morning smiles.

The Christmas Light Source Christmas Lights Recycling Program continues to accept lights for 2020.

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2 Comments

  1. Barry

    Good job

    We have a Toys for tots toy drive at our house for the 13 years
    We raised about 3,000 toys per year in addition to 6,000 to $10,000 in cash

    Keep up the good work

    Reply
    • Shellie

      That’s fantastic!!

      Thank you for sharing and for your encouragement.

      Reply

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