Meeting once a week, Panther Run Elementary School Caps Club students gather in Nancy Conley’s speech therapy room, not for speech, but to sort and prepare the plastic caps collected at their school.
Each classroom, as well as the office and lunch rooms, have containers for the kids to bring the caps from home and their neighborhoods.
Thousands of caps have then been transported to the Caps of Love warehouse from the Panther Run efforts. Founded by Valerie Mathieu, the nonprofit raises money from recycling to provide wheelchairs for children.
ABOVE: Caps Club members beside the bags to be sorted, along with Nancy Conley and her mother Marcia Kendall, who helped get the project started at Panther Run.