DECA students recycling plastic bottles for sick boy

by Georgann Yara – Dec. 23, 2008 10:27 AM
Special For the Republic

The large collection of empty water and sports-drink bottles that sit in the Chandler backyard of teacher Robin Palmer may simply look like garbage to those who don’t know why they are there.

A recycling fundraising project spearheaded by Palmer’s DECA club students for a Phoenix boy recovering from heart-transplant surgery has garnered about 100,000 plastic bottles.

What started as a favor among relatives quickly grew to a large undertaking, spreading to several schools across the East Valley. Palmer, who teaches at McClintock High School in Tempe, is trying to work with recycling companies to purchase the bottles so she can give the money to the toddler’s family to help with medical bills.

What a great story for Christmas Eve.

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