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Girl Scouts, Salvation Army teaming up for annual clothing drive

October 17, 2001

On Saturday, find out what 70 tons of clothing looks like when the Girl Scouts of America's San Diego-Imperial council and The Salvation Army team up for the "Be Your Best and Do A Good Turn" clothing drive.

This annual communitywide clothing drive, which last year generated 70 tons of donations, benefits The Salvation Army's adult rehabilitation center, a private, residential rehab facility for chemically dependent men and women financially supported by the sale of donated items in The Salvation Army's thrift stores.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, local Girl Scouts, community leaders, volunteers and Salvation Army trucks will converge on the parking lot of the local Girl Scouts office, 1681 Main St., El Centro, to accept donations. Pick-ups can be scheduled for large items by calling (800) 95-TRUCK.

Over the past four years, 170 tons of clothing, as well as household items, have been collected through "Be Your Best and Do A Good Turn," the largest community service program for the Girl Scouts of San Diego and Imperial counties.

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