What is Alberta Cans for Kids?
The Alberta Bottle Depot Association (ABDA) frequently endorses different charities to raise money and awareness for important causes. ABDA has implemented Alberta Cans for Kids as its most recent fundraising initiative. To participate, you simply continue recycling beverage containers, which is something we do every day anyhow.
Under Alberta Cans for Kids, beverage containers can be donated for a deposit to the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation and Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation. These non-profit foundations are dedicated to providing special services and to raising funds for equipment, education and research for children throughout Edmonton and Calgary.
Meeting our current goal for this year’s campaign requires only that each home in Alberta donate just one container. Of course, more donations are always welcome and are strongly encouraged!
Making donations is easy. Simply bring your eligible beverage containers to your local depot. This includes water bottles, soft drink cans, beer & wine bottles, tetra-pak drink boxes, soy and juice cartons, and all "ready to serve" containers. There will be a bin set aside at the depot with special signage indicating it is part of the Alberta Cans for Kids program. Drop your containers inside, and that’s it!
The depot operator will forward the deposit money directly to the Children's Hospital Foundations after the containers have been recycled.
Why Should I Donate?
Donating through the recycling process means that your can both help the environment and assist children in need.
When you invest in Stollery Children's Hospital and Alberta Children's Hospital, you provide much needed funding to help expedite:
Donating takes no more effort than what you already put into bringing your beverage containers to a depot, so please help by giving generously. We even provide free advice on to help make your donation process as hassle free as possible.