A lot of different communities have started a recycling program, commonly called "Cans for Kids". The concept is to collect and recycle aluminum cans and have the proceeds go towards things such as children's education. Many of these programs have had a significant impact on education, providing college scholarships, funding arts programs and providing better quality education materials.
Recently, a Wisconsin resident noticed something at his local can collection area that would inspire him to begin a new campaign to help increase the amount of incoming cans.
"I guess I've always noticed it before, but this one day it just really stuck out to me," said Frank Franklin, 29 year old resident of Ersatz, WI. "There's always a large variety of cans, but the most common one you would see is beer cans."
Frank said this revelation is what inspired him create a new campaign to bring in more cans for the Cans for Kids program.
"We're calling it, 'Get Drunk for the Kids'," says Frank.
Since its creation, the GDK campaign has been going around to bars, liquor stores, and other locations that sell alcohol, to encourage people to drink more.
"The more alcohol we consume, the better education our children will have," says one member of the growing campaign.
Many parents have become GDK supporters, citing that has helped increase the value of their children's education, as well their own blood-alcohol level.
"I'm very pleased with the work they're doing," says one parent. "I might be so drunk that I'm neglecting my children, but I can rest easy knowing they're getting a quality education."
Other supporters have praised the campaign for helping give alcoholics a sense of self worth.
One alcoholic commented, "Now with the feeling of intoxication, I also have a feeling of pride."
Get Drunk for the Kids continues to gain momentum as they spread their message of consuming alcohol to better our children's education.