Albuquerque BioPark seeking denim donations

August 3, 2016 by  

The Albuquerque BioPark is making an appeal to area residents to help them support giraffes.

People are asked to donate their old jeans to a campaign that will see these items of clothing recycled into insulation that will be sold to builders and the public, and a portion of the monies raised will be used to help fund efforts to protect giraffes in Africa. According to the park, this will not only put an old product to good use, it will also assist conservation efforts to save this species in the wild.

Any denim will be gladly accepted, so long as it is clean and not contaminated with oil.

Those who are interested in lending a hand with this project can drop off their used jeans and other denim clothing in one of the collection boxes, which are located in the Aquarium/Botanic Garden administration building, the zoo’s administration building, and at the offices of the NM BioPark Society, which is located at 1320 Iron Avenue SW. This particular location will be open from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday to Friday, while the others are open from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm seven days a week.

The campaign will run until September 5. Banners can be used to draw attention to efforts such as this.

More information can be found on the City of Albuquerque’s BioPark website.