By Teresa Larson REI Outreach Specialist

The Bozeman REI is accepting donations
of new or gently used clean
clothing, footwear, and gear to support
local nonprofit groups. REI has a
drop box permanently located inside
the front door of the store, which is
located at North 19th and Oak.
Every month REI will choose a
different nonprofit to receive donations.
Each group will provide a wish
list according to their specific needs.
Throughout December all donations
will go to THRIVE, a nonprofit
group that has served thousands
of families in the Gallatin
Valley for the last 25 years. The
THRIVE wish list for donations
includes adult winter clothing and
snowshoes. If you would like to
donate, please be considerate and
do not place any dirty, broken, or
unwanted items in the box. The
recipient nonprofit groups are
responsible for taking everything
placed in the box, and they would
appreciate it if the donated items
are those on their wish lists.
Nonprofit groups slated to receive
clothing or gear donations in
the future include the Craighead
Institute, HRDC, Adventurers for
Science and Conservation, MOSS,
and Working Dogs for Conservation.
If your nonprofit group would
like to be considered call Teresa at
587-1938.