Tuesday, February 9, 2010

More Cans for Mission Dollars

Well, he did it again! He saved up and smashed enough cans to head down to the aluminum recyling shop. Grandma Z has a box at her office that friends will drop their cans into. Once we get the cans, Tyler has to smash them all down and then throw them into boxes until the boxes are full. Once he has enough cans, we load them up and take them down to the recyling shop.

It had been awhile since we last went, so Ty had quite a bit of cans this time.

The first time we went, Tyler brought a friend with him, and we figured out how everything worked. After hearing about the process and seeing how excited Tyler was about it all, Jen and Kate have been dying to come with us the next time. So when they heard we were going again, everyone piled in to the back of Dad's truck, and we all headed down to the metals shop. It was fun to see how excited the girls were for Ty and the support they were giving him.

First they pour all of the cans into the bottom of this conveyor belt. Tyler is looking at all of his cans before they sent them up the ramp.

Once the scale has been reset to ZERO, the cans are sent up and over the top where the weight of the cans is calculated. A receipt is printed out for Tyler to take to the office where he is given a card for their "ATM" machine outside.
Tyler takes the card outside to the machine, inserts the card and the money is withdrawn from the machine. Ty had a total of 33 pounds of aluminum this time! He made a little over $15.00! That's about double the amount he had last time.
As soon as we get back in the car, Tyler hands me the money and asks me to put it in his bank account. He's saving it for his mission. What a great kid. I'm so proud of Ty for working so hard and saving his money for serving a mission someday. He is going to be one awesome missionary!

8 comments:

Queen of the Hill said...

Wow! He IS going to make a great missionary someday. What an awesome kid!

Kool Kade said...

how many cans did you have i already have 8! Kade!!

Kelly said...

Ty, you are Amazing! That is sooo Awesome! Kade has decided to start collecting cans to. He must have asked me 1000 times last night if he could fix me a coke so he can have the can. We have a box already with only a few cans and he is dying to fill it up. Thanks for your Good Exsample! You will be One Awesome Missionary! I love you! It was soo fun to see you on the computer last night!~ Miss you

Matt said...

Tyler, this is Grandma, not Matt. You are amazing. You need to do a report for school and tell about your own personal business. Potatoes and Cans, how about a scout badge? I liked going to scouts with you! I am proud of you!

Matt said...

Tyler, this is Grandma, not Matt. You are amazing. You need to do a report for school and tell about your own personal business. Potatoes and Cans, how about a scout badge? I liked going to scouts with you! I am proud of you!

Matt said...

Tyler, this is Grandma, not Matt. You are amazing. You need to do a report for school and tell about your own personal business. Potatoes and Cans, how about a scout badge? I liked going to scouts with you! I am proud of you!

Matt said...

P.S. let's pretend Matt did that!

Karolyn said...

Hey Ty, You are And I need more potatoes. You are just too cute for words. I hope when you get home from your mission you and one of my girls hook up.Haha But really I do love you and seeing what you are up to next.
-Karolyn