Thousands of cans were donated to Cans for the Community during April.
The amount wasn’t enough to meet the 5,000 pound goal that the nonprofit had set in honor of Earth Day.
But it was enough to establish a record for the organization, which collects aluminum cans to raise money for charities.
In all, 4,368 pounds were collected, a significant jump from the previous record of 4,200 pounds. The group received a boost from the employees of Allen Press who each brought in a pound of cans.
The nonprofit also reached its goal of raising $3,000 from the proceeds of recycling the cans.
The money is being donated to three local organizations: New York School, Douglas County CASA and Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen.
Cans for Community volunteer Linda Klinker hasn’t given up hope that one of these months the nonprofit will reach the 5,000 pound goal.