Brighten someone’s holidays: Bring us your unwanted lights

Getting rid of unwanted string lights this holiday season? Skip the trash can and bring them to any CORE office Dec. 1 through Jan. 31.

We will recycle your unwanted lights and donate the proceeds to community food banks. Last year, CORE members donated nearly 6,000 pounds of lights.

String lights can be left in the marked bins at any CORE office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding Dec. 24 and 31. Office locations:

• 1092 Cedar St., Bennett
• 13404 Old U.S. Highway 285, Conifer
• 5496 N. U.S. Highway 85, Sedalia
• 800 N. Highway 67, Woodland Park

Lights must be free of all packaging, with no boxes or bags.