Student Recycles To Help Smile Train Charity

LifeStyleInspirationPublished: January 15, 2016Updated: February 29, 20162 views
Published: January 15, 2016Updated: February 29, 2016

Recycling can improve the world in many ways. One of our favorites comes from a very caring high school student. Sonali Ranaweera was given $100 as a gift and decided she was going to use that money to help people. That's when Recycling4Smiles was born. She got the idea to recycle the cans & bottles and give that money to the foundation, Smile Train.

Smile Train is a foundation that helps children with cleft lips and palates. Recycling4Smiles asks family, friends, businesses and neighbors to recycle their goods and 100% of their donations goes to help cleft lip surgeries and other needy causes related to children. So far she has raised $39,000! She isn't stopping there...She teamed up with a group of 'special needs' students from Del Mar High School, San Jose CA, and got them involved to help them acquire a sense of purpose while giving back! So next time you throw out your recyclables, think of all the people you could be helping.

To learn more about Recycling 4 Smiles, checkout Also, learn more about Smile Train

This video was produced by Lucia Nazzaro and shot/edited by Heather Holloway.

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