Charmaine Perry with Berridale Public School Teacher Chrissy Filtness and students Jimmy and Patrick.
Monaro locals have taken up a national call to collect plastic bottle caps for Victorian Charity organisation Envision Hands, who are using the recycled plastic and 3D printing technology to create prosthetic limbs for children in need.
Inspired to take up the cause after reading an article on the Lids 4 Kids organisation running collection points in Canberra, people like Charmaine Perry of Berridale and Jude Little of Cooma have started organising collection points across the Monaro.
Charmaine contacted Tim Miller from Lids 4 Kids to combine her efforts with theirs.
Others, like Jude Little and the Snowy Mountains Neighbourhood Centre are dealing directly with Envision.
“I have so much admiration for Tim to spend the time he has left on this earth to prevent landfill by recycling, help create more jobs at Envision for the disadvantaged and then ultimately provide the lids to create these amazing plastic prosthetics for children with no hands or arms.” Charmaine said.
In just a few weeks, Charmaine has organised four collection points in Berridale, three in Cooma and two in Jindabyne, with more in the process of being established.
She is also working with local schools and supermarkets to get collections going.
With the collection points taking off around the region, bottle caps are coming in hard and fast, but the transportation of bottle caps has been done voluntarily by people willing to make the trip to Canberra and by Tim Miller of Lids 4 Kids, who transports them to the Envision headquarters in Melbourne.
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