Any child around the United States can join the Club if they live in an area with a recycling redemption center. The idea is simple – With a bit of help from mom or dad, boys and girls offer a recycling collection service to neighbors, family members, and friends at no charge. Kids schedule collection times with their supporters and then go to work during their pick-ups sorting and bagging the recycling. The kids then take their collection to their local redemption center and receive payment. Kids can choose to collect as little or as much as they want. To be in our club, all children have to take the “kind kid pledge.” The promise is that boys and girls will put at least half of their recycling money into their own Pay it Forward envelope. This money can only be spent when that child does a kind deed or gesture for someone else.
Our vision is for children to begin seeing how they can personally make a difference in their own communities. This is all about empowering our youth. They do good work to earn money. Then they decide for themselves what’s important to them, and go about spreading kindness in any way that they are inspired to do so.