In 2008, Mary Stumpp launched a simple project with the idea of raising money for Indy area schools.
Since then she's grown her idea into a popular community non-profit, The Can Lady Project, which turns recyclable items--especially aluminum cans--into dollars for classrooms across the city.
Throughout the past few years Mary has learned plenty about the recycling process and what it takes to earn money from items people typically toss in the trash. Her operation has grown to include collecting recycling from over 50 businesses, several school partnerships--including collecting cans students bring in to their classrooms--and operating a team of volunteers at local events to find even more cans.
Through it all she's been able to teach kids the value of recycling by awarding the money in the form of grants to fulfill classroom wish list items. Schools have have been able to get everything from iPads to novel sets utilizing The Can Lady Project grants.
Lights for Learning
This holiday season Mary is once again collecting and recycling Christmas lights. A standard throw-away item, these lights will be recycled to fund classroom art supplies and Teachers' Treasures will be receiving a share of the proceeds.
Last year over 500 pounds of lights were collected and put to good use. Lights DO NOT have to work, and you do not need to remove the bulbs prior to dropping them off.
If you're interested in donating, drop-off is available at the following locations:
Questions about Lights for Learning can be directed to Mary at 317-716-7056 (she may answer the phone as Broad Ripple Electric).
Click here to learn more about The Can Lady Project.
3/31/2017 04:52:49 am
I got this so that I didn't have to have the room lights on all the time after dark. This lamp works great for my needs. In particular, the adjustable brightness setting is wonderful. It is small enough to fit right next to my computer and doesn't take hardly any room.
3/31/2017 04:53:49 am
I was used to a 7 watt led that got moved from my computer desk to another location that needed it. I saw this was 12 watt so I thought it was safe. it is much dimmer than my 7 watt with both yellow and white on at the two position. will have to look for something briter but this won't do. my eyes are straining to read. sorry. why is 12 watt dimmer than 7 watt? am I missing something?
5/8/2017 09:55:42 pm
Keep up the great work you are doing - sounds like a wonderful programme that will benefit many - as they say ""Education is key"",
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