The present senior center would be ample size for a beautiful senior center. It doesn't need to be a community center like the one that was barely approved in the park.
That's just one fact that easily is proven to be wrong.
Landfill's loss is shelter's gain
When we lost our 17-year-old puppy recently, we donated her leftover food and supplies to the Orange County Humane Society in Huntington Beach. We also got quite an education from the many volunteers there regarding the sheer variety of material donations they receive, need and utilize (some you might not expect). A few examples:
1. "Shredding machines." Hugely appreciated by shelters. Also by the all the kittens, rabbits, puppies and birds there. They make a cold, hard cage warmer and more comfortable until they're adopted.
2. Old clothing. And please understand, I'm not at all referring to clothing that is still wearable and able to be donated to facilities providing for people in need. Rather, old threadbare socks, tee-shirts that have more holes than material, even underwear that men wear until it's not much more than a pile of lint (the stage they refer to as "just broken in"). These are cleaned and used as either bedding or tied into knots for play toys.
3. Old rags, blankets, pillows, throw-rugs, etc. Even carpet samples (most of them fit perfectly into the animals' cages).
4. Unopened pet food and pet toys.
5. And, of course, old newspapers, paper bags and cardboard boxes. (Again, most of these fit beautifully into the animals' cages).
The list goes on and on, and they can use it all. Just call and ask. You'll be amazed at the list. So before any of the above items go directly to a landfill, please consider bringing them to a local animal shelter. You'll receive thanks you can't imagine, and believe me, you'll appreciate your home and bed even more that night.