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MSU/Bozeman Good Neighbor Committee to provide "good neighbor" bags

March 28, 2013

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BOZEMAN - A team of volunteers with Montana State University's Service Saturday project will once again be offering "good neighbor bags," this time to homes between South 11th Ave. and South 15th Ave. on Saturday, April 6.

"The theme for this month's bag is reminding people to be good neighbors of the environment," said Allyson Brekke, neighborhood coordinator for the City of Bozeman.  "Many of us will begin our spring cleaning soon, and students will perhaps be planning their move home for the summer. Let's all remember to leave Bozeman looking nice."

The bags, which are reusable and made from recycled water bottles, will contain tips on how to be a good neighbor, contact information for places that accept furniture donations, Bozeman area bike maps, Streamline bus schedules and information on the city's recycling program. Bags will also contain details for the annual Bozeman Clean Up Day, set for April 20.

This is the third "good neighbor bag" distribution by the MSU/Bozeman Good Neighbor Committee, which consists of representatives from MSU, Associated Students of Montana State University, the City of Bozeman, Peak Property Management, the Downtown Bozeman Association and First Security Bank. The group has already delivered more than 1,000 bags to households in Bozeman.

Organizers said the committee recognizes that the Bozeman community encounters many challenges and opportunities that are unique to a college town, due to the large student population that enters the year-round residential community each year.

"These bags give us an opportunity to reach out to off-campus students and year-round residents alike, and give them tools and information on how to contribute to our community in a positive way," said Chelsea Schmidt, MSU assistant director of business and community relations.

For more information on the "good neighbor bags", contact Schmidt at chelsea.schmidt@montana.edu or 994-7884.

Chelsea Schmidt, chelsea.schmidt@montana.edu or 994-7884