What is Aluminum Cans for Burned Children?
Aluminum Cans for Burned Children or ACBC, is a special aluminum can recycling program conducted by northwest Ohio firefighters and local businesses. Money raised through ACBC buys non-medical items for young patients at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Centers Burn Unit in Toledo.
ACBC is Changing Helplessness into Helpfulness.
Usually the first to arrive at fires and serious accidents, firefighters and paramedics witness time and again the tragedy of burn injuries. Sometimes they feel helpless when they see horrible burns on a rescued child. And they know first hand that the road to recovery is often long, painful and costly. That’s why many fire departments (both paid and volunteer) in areas served by the Burn Unit at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center are raising money to meet the needs of young burn victims by collecting aluminum beverage cans at their stations.
You Can Help — Without Spending A Cent!
Just take your empty aluminum beverage cans to the Rossford Fire Station.
Your Cans Benefit Local Burned Children.
Money earned from recycling your cans goes into a special ACBC fund, which is administered by a board of trustees composed of medical staff, firefighters and community leaders. Members of the board evaluate the needs of each young patient, then purchase the non-medical items or services — items usually not covered by insurance — that are essential to each patient’s recovery. These items might include special protective clothing that helps skin heal or bicycles that help youngsters exercise burned and injured arms or legs. The fund is also used to provide burn prevention education programs for children throughout northwest Ohio and can help pay for costs associated with sending recovering burn survivors to a regional summer camp designed especially for burned children between the ages of 6 and 18.
Who Can Participate in ACBC?
Everyone! Parents and children, employees and employers, students and teachers, civic and community groups and individuals can participate in Aluminum Cans for Burned Children.
Community Recycling That Makes A Difference.
Save your aluminum cans and encourage your friends and neighbors to pitch in their cans too!