Perrysburg Junior High School is collecting denim clothing and shoes for EcoErek, a non-profit organization, through Wednesday.
The denim items will be recycled into insulation to be used by Habitat for Humanity. It takes 500 pairs of jeans to insulate one house. The shoes will be used to create recreational surfaces, such as basketball courts and tennis courts.
Community members wishing to donate items can drop them off at the junior high main entrance during school hours.
The founder of the organization is Erek Hansen, a Wood County junior high student.
Perrysburg Junior High eighth graders Rachel Hertzfeld, Catherine King, Alisa Leong, James Nedley, Ryan Pierce, Max Rossi and Kris Sheets organized the collection as a result of their experiences at Bowling Green State University’s Camp Millionaire, where they learned about business and economics.
For more information on EcoErek, visit www.ecoerek.org.