Three charities will benefit from a record month for Cans for the Community, a nonprofit group that recycles aluminum cans and donates the proceeds to other nonprofits.
Community Living Opportunities, Douglas County Visiting Nurses and Friends of the Kaw will receive $500 each from the project.
Since May 2005, Cans for the Community has collected more than 1 million cans and has donated $15,000 to 29 charities.
The organization's goals for this year are to reach the $20,000 mark in donations and have another 50 businesses host boxes.
"We have been astounded at the results we have received from the community," said Linda Klinker, one of seven volunteer board members for the organization.
In order to collect the cans, the organization has eight drop-off points and 50 local businesses with recycling boxes in their buildings. It also recycles after football tailgating in the fall.