Bottlecaps to Benches
Thank you to Anne Zimmerman & Zimmerman & Co CPAs, Lynn Meyers & United Courier, Rev. Patty Matthews & Cherry Grove United Methodist for their generous support of this project!
Molly Cornelissen and Hannah Lingren, former 9United leaders, now freshman at Ohio State, came home during Spring Break to see much their project idea has grown!
Our first bench located in Juilfs Park in October 2018
We're still at it because the caps just keep coming! Join us for an upcoming work day on April 18th from 10 am - noon at Cherry Grove United Methodist. We'll be inside their community room so weather won't be a factor!
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 Jan 2020, 18 benches have found homes in schools and parks all over Anderson Township, with each bench carrying a cost of 200 lbs of caps and $250 dollars.
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.