'Paper product drive' to support Holiday Project

Friday, November 24, 2017

Those who collect the most paper products within the next few weeks can hold their heads high — and their plunger.

The Marshall Public Schools Transportation Department will award a golden plunger to the winner of its Paper Product Drive, which will benefit eligible families shopping at the Saline County Holiday Project.

Paper goods can be collected now through Dec. 11, with organizations and businesses encouraged to incentivize staff and customers to drop goods off with them. The department asks that goods are counted and ready for pick up on Dec. 12.

“Each roll counts as one, regardless of if it is a single or double roll, or a roll of paper towels,” a flier for the collection said.

Those interested should email Craig Thompson at cthompson@marshallowls.com by Nov. 30.

The department has been collecting paper products for the Holiday Project since 2014, when it organized a “sit in” in hopes of collecting 5,000 rolls. Paper towels and toilet paper are just a couple of the items needed for the Holiday Project. The project typically serves an average of 400 people who need assistance buying Christmas presents and groceries during the Christmas season.

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