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Therapeutic Recreation Program decorates recycle bins for City facilities
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Recreation Therapy participants
Before and during the decorating


The City of Colorado Springs has cardboard barrels that any organization can have free to help launch an indoor recycling program. But there’s a catch… the barrels just look like, well, boring cardboard. Thanks to the City’s Therapeutic Recreation Program, the next City facility that integrates recycling is going to benefit from decorated bins.  The City’s Therapeutic Recreation Program provides opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities to acquire skills that enable them to participate in leisure experiences and enhance their abilities to function within a community setting. Painting the bins was a way for program participants to give a holiday gift back to the Colorado Springs community.