Refreshment Services-Pepsi has kicked off its Community Caps Program to benefit several local charitable organizations and schools in Clay, Parke, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana and Edgar County in Illinois.
Billed as "a refreshing way to support our community... one cap at a time," the program will earn 5 cents for the organizations for every Community Cap turned in at participating stores between now and April 30.
The yellow Community Caps are marked "worth 5 cents to your community," and can be found on 16-ounce, 20-ounce, 24-ounce and 2-liter bottles of specially marked Pepsi-Cola products.
"We encourage anyone in our five-county area who is buying Pepsi products to choose bottles with the special yellow caps," Refreshment Services-Pepsi General manager Bill Osborn said. "They can save up their caps and return them by April 30 to collection bins that can be found at area retailers. Organizations will earn a nickel for every cap that's turned in. This is a great and easy way to help the community."
Osborn said customers are urged to look for drop-off locations at area retailers for the charity of their choice. Locations may be identified by Community Caps and "A refreshing way to support our community," signage.
While more organizations are currently being added, the charities and schools that will benefit form the program include Catholic Charities Terre Haute, C.H.A.N.C.E.S. for Indiana Youth, Clay City High School, Habitat for Humanity of Clay County, Indiana Special Olympics, Indiana Terror Fastpitch Softball, Parke County 4-H Council, Riley Elementary School, Rockville Junior-Senior High School, Rosedale Elementary School, Shelburn Elementary School, Terre Haute Boys' and Girls' Club, Terre Haute Children's Museum, United Way of the Wabash Valley and the YMCA of Clay County.
YMCA of Clay County CEO Deborah Plummer said barrels will be set up at the Y, Walmart, Kroger, Page's and Wallace Brothers.