Quesnel Community Living Association clients and staff greet the arrival of one of their new Empties 4 Abilities bins. Photo submitted

Quesnel Community Living Association launches Empties 4 Abilities program

There are three new donation bins around the community

The Quesnel Community Living Association (QCLA) launched a new social enterprise called Empties 4 Abilities at the beginning of the month.

Clients and staff of the QCLA gathered to greet the arrival of their new Empties 4 Abilities bins last week. The bins are used to collect returnable recycling from the community as part of the QCLA’s newest social enterprise.

“This is an opportunity for people with diverse abilities to run their own business and provide a convenient service for the community, while helping the environment” Marina Mitchell, Co-CEO of QCLA, explained in a press release.

Donations of unwanted returnable empty bottles will be collected from the bins and sorted by QCLA clients.

The proceeds from the donated recycling will go towards providing opportunities and equipment for their QCLA programs.

There are three donation bins, and they can be found at the Red Bluff Hall at 1286 Lust Rd., which is now the Empties 4 Abilities sorting centre; Milestone Manor at 726 Front St. and the QCLA building at 658 Doherty Dr.

The QCLA, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, creates and manages engaging programs for adults of varying abilities, specializing in meaningful employment opportunities and supportive programs that provide a high quality of life for their clients. For more information, visit qcla.ca.

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