Registered: December 2011
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In September of 2011 the National Honor Society (NHS) of Eisenhower High School began an aluminum can drive. Twenty-six members of the club, including their families and friends, collected over 160 kilograms of aluminum cans during the next three months. The cans were then recycled at the Tri-star Recycling center and sold for cash. All the proceeds, along with handmade Christmas and holiday greeting cards, were sent as a donation to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by Christmas day.
As the president of the NHS, I was ecstatic when I found out that we raised nearly a hundred dollars by just recycling aluminum cans. It was a great accomplishment for Eisenhower High School as a whole, since this project was undertaken in association with the International Culture Club and Key Club at Eisenhower. I felt great knowing that we not only improved the environment but also reached out to the most innocent members of our community this holiday season. In my opinion, our recycling mission/fundraiser demonstrates the benefits of recycling not only for the planet but also for humankind as a whole.