Unit: Clark-Winfield Girl Scouts
Location: Clark, New Jersey
Amount Recycled: 4,583 pounds
Money Raised: Over $10,000*
The Clark-Winfield Girl Scouts have been participating in the Great American Can Roundup since 1993! In cooperation with the Clark Volunteer Fire Department, they designed a program that would help to raise much-needed funds for the only certified burn treatment facility in New Jersey—while doing something good for the environment.
The Girl Scouts bring their aluminum cans to scheduled drop-offs every two weeks, where their cans are weighed and recorded. Members of the Clark Volunteer Fire Department transport the cans to a local recycler. All proceeds are donated to St. Barnabas Burn Foundation, which uses the funds to provide non-medical assistance to families of young burn victims and to support burn education and an innovative, hands-on fire safety program called the ACBC Fire Safety House.
*Since the program’s inception.