Thank you for your interest in becoming a ‘Collector’ with "EXTRA Cans For The Needy." The steps to 'Can The World' are very simple at this point since we are so very new (only a few months now).
Step One: Collect any & all empty bottles and cans worth a return at the movie & tv sets you work on, at your home, office, school, college campus, church, temple, pretty much anywhere you go: subways, airports, bus stations, anywhere you see bottles and cans that can be turned into ‘gold’ for someone else. Place these empties into a bag of sorts. (We are having gold bags made as we type, but for now we are using ‘yellow’ bags when we can find them but any bag will do).
Step Two: Take aforementioned empties that you’ve collected and distribute them to the first homeless person or person in need that you meet. I personally will give mine to the sweet gentleman in my neighborhood who collects every Wednesday morning. I have my neighbors doing the same. I put his name on them, 'Ruben' so he knows they are for him.
What most of us are doing is going downtown or to parks or simply at the end of a highway ramp where these Angels are asking for help and we ‘give them some help’ by handing over bags of empties. The result has been astonishing and beautiful. They are shocked and touched and some ask "WHY? Why are you all doing this?" And we respond with "Because we want to."
Yes, it’s THAT simple gang... easy as Pumpkin Pie (Here's the pie recipe).
We are setting up Partnerships with some wonderful Homeless Shelters and Outreaches so people can drop off their cans and bottles and our Partners will cash them in and distribute daily cash allowances to those in need. This is not in place yet since we are so very new.
So for now, the one-on-one connection is remarkable for everyone involved. No one has to feel embarrassed or ashamed anymore. You have the opportunity to bless these Angels, your brothers and sisters for one moment in time and remind them that they are NOT alone anymore.