14-year-old collects and recycles bottles and cans to help fund school fees for children in Hawaii

HONOLULU (KHON2) – Make sure to save your bottles and cans this week as Bottles4College is holding a fundraiser to collect these materials in the hopes the money will help pay for student tuition.

Bottles4College is a non-profit organization founded by Genshu Price, a 14-year-old who collects recyclable cans and bottles to fund school fees for children in Hawaii.

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Last year, the organization collected and recycled over 325,000 cans and bottles and hopes to do better this year.


This weekend they will be running a New Year’s fundraising campaign and are looking for people interested in volunteering to contact them.

Organizers said it would be a great opportunity to volunteer hours and connect with people in the community.

The event will take place this weekend, January 15, at the Pearlridge Center in the old parking lot of the Sears Auto Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, click here.

If you go on Saturday or Sunday, Bottles4College will collect items and offer books to donors to encourage reading and education.


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They also do regular residential and commercial pickups with public depots at King Intermediate, Mililani Uka Elementary School, Kualoa Cultivated Market in Kualoa Ranch, and Lokahi Kailua Market.