Gently-used jeans still have a purpose

NANAIMO: Woodgrove Centre kicks off Back to School Denim Drive.

The weather might say shorts, but jeans are the thing at Woodgrove Centre’s Back to School Denim Drive.

Shoppers are encouraged to drop off their gently-used jeans at guest services near the food court until Sept. 3 in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Vancouver Island.

The first 250 donors receive a $20 Woodgrove Centre gift card.

The fundraiser also helps Bigs CVI launch its new Clothing Recycling Business, which enables the organization to expand its programming and serve more kids throughout central Vancouver Island.”

In addition to jeans, other clothing donations will be accepted.