The ABC PROGRAM is a cap and lid program specifically designed by school children for school children. It is to be a tool in the hands of teachers to teach children about caring for the earth and green living. It must be put through children’s hands and someone must be responsible to see that it is a learning experience for them. (Kids from Daycare through University level)
Furthermore, the bench needs to belong to the children; it is to be placed where they want it to be placed so they can show others and be proud of what they have accomplished.
For any children’s organization to “qualify”, we must have a pledge that children will be involved: in the collecting, sorting and weighing. This could be any children’s organization. For example, any class in Daycare, Sunday School, Elementary, Middle, High School, after-school YMCA (or other) group, neighborhood group, Scout group, Boys & Girls Club, sports team, choir, etc., etc., etc.
Also, that special “someone” who is responsible for mentoring them should be the one to fill out and sign the registration form indicating the name of the group to be involved. Please go to the top of this page or go to our Downloads menu to print a copy of the ABC partnership packet, items list, acceptable caps list, and registration form.
Once the registration form is completed and sent back to us your organization’s file will be started. At this time the children will start collecting and sorting through the cap, decide what item(s) they would like to order, and setting their goal weight.
When the children have met their goal weight of acceptable caps and lids, all other items have been sorted out and removed, and they have decided on their order the mentor will contact us to place that order.
Their order will then go back to our production team and we will discuss scheduling your appointment for dropping off the caps and picking up the item(s) that were ordered. Appointments are usually set 2-3 weeks from your order date.
On your appointment date you will arrive to our facility with your collected caps, tax exempt form, driver’s conformation invoice, and payment. We will unload your caps, weigh your caps, load the item(s) that were ordered, and complete paperwork. Appointment times are roughly an hours long depending on cap weight being brought and items being picked up. This saves organizations time from making several trips and transportation costs.
If you drop more caps than required they will go into your file as a cap credit toward your next order. You may also request them transferred to another organization that is registered to participate.
If your cap weight is short the required amount needed for the order you placed you must make an additional cap drop appointment to remove the negative balance before placing another order.