Members of Semiahmoo House Society gathered more than 40,000 recycling containers this year, with refunded deposits benefitting a not-for-profit children’s charity.
Members of the society’s recycling team searched the community for cans, bottles and other containers, which brought in $1,500 for ChildCare International (CCI) – a local Christian charitable organization aiming to help children struck by poverty.
In addition to sponsoring children in seven different countries around the world, CCI provides emergency relief to communities around the world.
On March 14, program participants – including Tracie Sheppard, Doug Smith, Adam Roche, Gary Middler and Hae Lee, along with program organizers Joan Baldwin and Scott Gueulette – presented CCI executive director Rod Forrest with a cheque for the amount.
In return, each member of the team received a photo of Gemima and Nadege, the two Haitian girls sponsored through the funds.
The annual fundraiser is already gearing up for next year’s collection, with Baldwin noting that community members can donate their bottles year-round with free pick up.
For more information, visit www.childcareinternational.ca