KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Instead of throwing out your old Christmas lights, they can go a long way to help the community.
Southeast Enterprises has collected 26,000 pounds of lights, which is just about 8,000 pounds short of their goal.
They say your lights can even go to help schools in Raytown, Grandview, Blue Springs and Hickman Mills districts.
"You can actually have your student take the lights to their school and drop them off there and 50 percent of whatever they collect at their schools actually go back to education programs at their schools," Megan Gurera with Southeast Enterprises said.
January 26 is the final day to drop off your lights. You can find a list of drop off sites here: http://bit.ly/1eTIOCe