Success Stories

 

Sangster Elementary School  
Location: Metchosin, BC
Reason for raising funds: To pay for field trips, equipment and in-school special presentations.
Length of Scrap Drive: 5 weeks
Total volume of scrap collected: 35 tonnes ferrous, 4,360 pounds nonferrous
Total value of payout: $7,500
Other details: A front page article in the local newspaper (initiated by Scrap Drive participants) made a big difference to the success of this campaign.
Cowichan Land Trust  
Location: Duncan, BC
Reason for raising funds: To raise money for environmental restoration projects.
Length of Scrap Drive: Ongoing by special permission
Total volume of scrap collected: During first two years, approx. 8 tonnes ferrous, 800 pounds nonferrous
Total value of payout: During first two years, approx $1,600
Other details: This group is dredging cars out of the local river, and are raising much-needed funds and rehabilitation the environment at the same time.
Claytree Society  
Location: Nanaimo, BC
Reason for raising funds: To raise funds to build permanent facility.
Length of Scrap Drive: Three months
Total volume of scrap collected: 26 tonnes ferrous, 3,500 pounds nonferrous
Total value of payout: $4,200
Other details: The society supports to adults with disabilities.
Youbou Fire Department  
Location: Youbou, BC
Reason for raising funds: Muscular Dystrophy.
Length of Scrap Drive: Ongoing by special permission
Total volume of scrap collected: For first 6 months, 12 tonnes ferrous
Total value of payout: $2,200
Other details: MD is the fire department’s year-round charity of choice.