UNION COUNTY — Thanks to the generosity and dedication of some schoolchildren in Gaffney a local sports group will be able to make a donation to a hospital that specializes in providing medical treatment for sick children.
Students from Alma Elementary School in Gaffney donated five gallons or approximately 12 pounds of aluminum can tabs to the Union County Motorsports Association. It took approximately 250 students who attend the school throughout the year to collect the “pop tops.”
Anna Brasington, 9, a student at Alma Elementary, helps with the can tab drive for her school and presented the can tabs she and her fellow students collected to the Association during its monthly meeting on Aug. 2. Her grandfather, Tim Minton, is a member of the Association and assisted Anna in making the trip to Union for her presentation.
This year was not the first time Anna and her fellow students at Alma Elementary had collected the pop tops. About a year ago, Anna and her classmates donated a 55-gallon drum of aluminum tabs.
The Association will send the tabs collected by Anna and her fellow students to the Shriners Hospital for children. Shriners hospitals benefit tremendously from the aluminum can tab recycling projects program. The money earned from recycled tabs is used to buy medical and non-medical items for Shriners Hospital patients.
If you or your organization would like to donate to this project, please contact any member of the Union County Motorsports Association or Neil Valentine at 864-429-6744.
This story courtesy of Kevin Morrow of the Union County Motorsports Association.