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Recycling Drive Sparked By Ventura County Girl Has Gathered Nearly 50,000 Cans And Bottles

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2012 3:11pm

A Ventura County girl with a rare brain disorder who’s trying to get people to recycle 100,000 cans, and bottles by Earth Day says she’s about halfway to her goal.

11 year old Avery Sax of Moorpark is living with a rare brain disorder which has sent her to the hospital multiple times.

Sax started the can and bottle drive as a sustainable fundraising effort for her school, but the school decided to donate the proceeds to her family, which is struggling financially as the result of huge hospital bills.

Some two dozen “RePlanet” recycling centers in the parking lots of supermarkets in Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties are accepting can, and bottle donations in her name this weekend.

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