Our community was trying to raise money for a child who needed help with medical expenses including things such as help for household and living expenses as one parent had to quit working to provide the needed care. With scrap metal prices rising, I thought it would be cool to do a community drive to get aluminum cans to sell for scrap and give them the money. We had to register with the state to accept donations, but I paid for the fee myself. Then I thought, why just collect aluminum cans? Lots of people have scrap pieces of copper and other aluminum that would add up.
We took donations at our home. Soon I had the garage filled with cans, scrap gutters and downspouts, pieces of copper pipe and wire and a whole lot more copper and aluminum. One guy brought aluminum ingots he had laying around for years. Continue reading