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Being Alive accepting recyclables to raise money for services

SAN DIEGO -- Being Alive HIV/AIDS Services is "going green" with the collection of plastic bottles and cans to support the agency's Daniel’s Pantry program that feeds the clients every month.

More than 400 people use the Pantry each month for canned goods, rice, fresh fruits and vegetables and some frozen meat.

Donation bins for recyclables have been placed at local businesses or they can be dropped off at Being Alive during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.

Being Alive is also collecting used cell phones, inkjet cartridges, mp3 players, laser cartridges, laptops, iPods, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, video games and other small electronic devices. Turning in your devices to Being Alive for recycling not only helps the environment but it also raises money needed for the valuable services the organization provides. Electronics for recycling can be dropped off at Being Alive or at The Postal Place, located at 1010 University Ave. Suite C113 in Hillcrest.

Being Alive San Diego’s mission is to deliver quality and compassionate services to people affected by HIV/AIDS and to provide education to those in need. The agency was formed by 6 HIV-positive individuals in 1989 to address the need for “peer driven” support and services. Today Being Alive is the longest running AIDS service organization in San Diego, serving more that 10,000 individuals every year.

Being Alive is located at 4070 Centre St. in Hillcrest. For more information on the recycling program, call Terry Harrison at 619-291-1400 ext. 320.