It’s Colecta Time!

You know, those can shakers you see at the traffic lights. They’re collecting for Red Cross
BY: FLO NIGHTENGALE

Every year between March 7 and May 7 the Red Cross sends can shakers out all over the country. What, you thought it was just here insouthern  Baja? Think outside the state.

The people accosting you at stop lights are volunteers, sort of. None of them are paid, but very often university and high school kids need to work the streets as part of their social service that is required in order to graduate from schools. Shaking the Cruz Roja can for a few days helps them cross that off their list and it’s kind of fun for them because they can do it with their friends.

If you’re so done with fishing those coins out of the sofa and from under the car seats, why not  round them all up and pop them into those street corner jugs? After all, that Red Cross meat wagon might be scraping your sorry butt off the fourlane some day.

Once you’ve given all you have to give, (and maybe a little more), ask the can shakers for a sticker. You put this little bitty sticker on the back of your driver’s side mirror, and when the shakers ambush you again, you just show them your sticker. It’s like a hall pass.  ,