Bottlecaps to Benches
Molly Cornelissen and Hannah Lingren, Anderson High School and 9United alums, learned about Green Tree Plastics and how they were turning plastics caps and lids into benches and thought it would be a great community project. 28 benches later, we'd have to say they were more than right.
Our first bench located in Juilfs Park in October 2018
This project continues to grow and allows any student and family in our community the opportunity to give back. Whether placing a single cap in a school collection bucket or sorting caps to drop off in Evansville or donating toward the cost of benches, this project is truly barrier-free and allows anyone to take part, which speaks to the very center of our mission.
We're grateful to the PTA and PTO organizations and community donors that have helped with the financial portion of this project - it's popularity has taken us, and our budget, by surprise! We always have plenty of caps - donations toward the project mean we can continue to use the caps our students and community are collecting and sorting for benches to be enjoyed by many for years to come.
As of March 2020, 28 benches have found homes in schools and parks all over Anderson Township. We appreciate any financial support you can give and have a few options for donors able to contribute $150 or more to dedicate a bench to a school, teacher, community or family member, etc. To make your contribution, click here. Your support allows this barrier-free and student-led service opportunity, that directly impacts Anderson Township Parks and Forest Hills schools, to remain viable.