Saturday, October 15, 2016

Save Your Plastic Caps/Lids, Help Girl Scouts Build Benches for Summer Camp

Members of Girl Scout Service Unit 275 (which includes girls mostly from Garfield Ridge and Clearing) stand ready to collect literally thousands of bottle caps from households and businesses in the area.

Pausing for a photo are (back row, from left) Kelsey Simon, Vivian Korolewicz, Julia Gonzalez, Janessa Mosqueda, Donna Dlugopolski, Kayla Garrity and Emma Garrity; (middle row, from left) Amber Hahn, Sophia Centeno, Isamar Espinoza; and (front row, from left) McKayla Rogers, Lorraine Korolewicz and Sophia Gonzalez.

The caps, once collected, will be turned into durable plastic benches that will be installed at several Girl Scout camps in 2017, according to Service Unit 275 Co-Manager Teri Korolewicz. They will replace wooden benches, some of which are showing their age.

Needed are clean plastic caps and lids from medicine bottles, soda pop bottles, milk jugs, yogurt and cottage cheese cups, peanut butter and mayonnaise jars, detergent bottles, toothpaste and ointment tubes, ice cream buckets, butter tubs, hair spray and deodorant cans, cream and cheese and butter tubs. Caps and lids should be marked with recycling numbers 2, 4 or 5.

In the days ahead, several collection points in the neighborhood will be announced. The first is the popular Dulce V frozen treat shop near Archer and Austin.

If you have caps/lids to donate now, please send an email to

Not wanted for the drive are drink bottles, plastic bags, trigger sprays, food containers, soap pumps, lotion bottle pumps, grocery bags, fast-food drink lids and any caps with silicon/rubber lining.

Will you please help our local Girl Scouts?


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