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October 27, 2017 5:49 pm

Two Rivers Gallery Launches ‘Make to Give’ Program

Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 3:50 PM

From left, Roanne Whitticase, MakerLab coordinator, Two Rivers Gallery and Terri McClymont, executive director, REAPS – photo 250News

Prince George, B.C. – Two Rivers Gallery has launched a new program aimed at giving back to the community.

It’s called ‘Make to Give,” and involves the gallery asking community organizations what they need, collecting supplies and getting volunteers involved to make it happen.

The first ‘Make to Give’ session involves a partnership between MakerLab and REAPS and will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 4.

It’s called ‘Make a Bag to Give’ which aims to reduce the use of plastic bags by making cloth bags from recycled materials.

The bag will be made for Hope Farms produce delivery and will be available at the Farmers Market for customers to borrow and bring back.

So, why target plastic bags? we asked Terri McClymont, executive director with REAPS.

“Plastic bags are a big issue world wide. For instance, turtles in the ocean, they think they’re jelly fish and so they’re eating them. So, the more plastics we can get out of our environment the better.”


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