recycles nearly 145 pounds of cans for Ronald McDonald House
Drinking soda pop at ITD's
Headquarters is benefiting hospitalized children and their families
who rely on housing at Boise's Ronald McDonald House. A can
drive initiated by Lowell Elementary School students generated
nearly 30 bags and approximately 145 pounds of recycled cans
from Headquarters the past year. The contribution was acknowledged
Feb. 27 at a school assembly; John Tomkinson and Candy Smith
represented the department.
"Thank you so much
for your continuing commitment to Lowell Elementary's recycling
effort and Ronald's house..." wrote Mary Hansen, chair
of the school's pull-tab committee. "You out-did yourselves,
and I'm proud that I was once a part of your great department.
See you next year!"
Ronald McDonald House's
recycling effort the past year included collections of nearly
five tons of cans (9,651 pounds). It also included 4,147 pounds
of pull tabs, 215 pounds of sheet metal and copper, 2,927 pounds
of newspapers, 1,650 pounds of cardboard, 6,919 pounds of white
ledger paper and cash donations of $1,085.
The Ronald McDonald House
is a "home away from home" for children with serious
illnesses receiving lengthy treatment or hospitalization. "Families
can relax, do laundry, cook and live as normal a life as possible
during their time of stress. Most important, parents can interact
with others facing similar situations to lend and receive much
ITD employees are encouraged
to begin saving their pop cans now for the coming year. Cans
must be deposited in specially designated receptacles, Smith
said. Cans are not retrieved from garbage cans.