Cornerstone Christian Academy Receives Check from Novelis
Cornerstone Christian Academy, located in Norcross,
recently completed participation in Novelis’ Cans for Kids' Wishes pilot program benefiting Make-A-Wish® Georgia
and Alabama. With world headquarters in Atlanta, Novelis is the global leader in aluminum rolled products and aluminum beverage can recycling.
The goal of the Cans for Kids’ Wishes program is to llustrate the benefits of recycling and the importance of helping others. To participate, the children at the two pilot schools collected used beverage cans for recycling – the value of which goes to help Make-A-Wish in its mission to grant the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Through their participation in the program, the schools each earn a grant to fund supplements to the students’ math and science education. With the generous support of
students, parents, friends and families, along with Belk at the Forum, and Donna Lowry with WXIA TV, the goals were achieved. Cornerstone collected 445 pounds of cans and
received a check for $1500 by Novelis. The other pilot school, Sweet Apple Elementary School, located in
Roswell, accumulated 494 pounds and received a check for $2000.
Together from the two schools, Make-A-Wish received $594.10 to benefit their organization.
Trailers are still at both schools through the summer collecting more cans and are expected to participate in the program year-round starting next year thanks to Newell Recycling who has generously loaned the trailers for
Schools interested in participating in the Cans for Kids’ Wishes program should contact Ashley Gravlee,
Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility at Novelis at 404 760 4122 or email@example.com since they
will be expanding the pilot to at least three more schools this fall!
Cornerstone Christian Academy and Sweet Apple Elementary were selected by Make-A-Wish and Novelis as the two pilot schools for this unique program and have served as an example to other schools here and in other parts of the U.S.!