JA Academy starts Caps of Love charity event

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JA Academy starts Caps of Love charity event

Jewel Seidel

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On Oct. 31 the students of Junior Achievement came together at the DeButts home, where major support for the academy and its students comes from, to introduce their participation in the Caps of Love project. With a staggering outcome and over 1,000 bottle caps donated in the first week, they are planning to redeem these caps for wheelchairs for disabled students in the community. After the bottle caps are collected, they will be sent to a recycling company that is partnered with the project and redeemed for money that will go towards buying wheelchairs for students in need.

“We just wanted to make a difference in at least one person’s life,” JA senior Govania Jacinthe said. “Through bottle caps it seems like we could make a wheelchair in no time. I know a lot of people who drink bottle beverages, I know that we can do it.”

The Caps of Love project was originally created by Valerie Mathieu and has spread across the country since it was started, and is teaching the academy students the real importance of volunteer work.

“The community of the JA Academy is becoming closer as they work together,” Vice President of the academy Ms. King said. “And a child in our community will have a better life with their new wheelchair. It’s a great way to bring us all together for a common goal.”

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