Monday, April 13, 2009

Plastic Bottle Caps Collected

http://www.silive.com/news/advance/index.ssf?/base/news/1239431417175600.xml&coll=1

Staten Island Advance [NY]
11 April 2009

Hoax cons kindhearted students
Kids at several Island schools collect bottle caps for charity only to learn that its a scam

By AMISHA PADNANI
STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE

[...] Students at PS 46 in South Beach were thrilled when they learned that for every 1,000 plastic bottle caps they sent to a charity, a child with cancer would get chemotherapy treatment. In fact, they set up collection buckets right away. [...]

The students at PS 46 aren't the only ones on Staten Island to have fallen for the hoax; collection boxes were spotted at St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School in Huguenot, St. Clare's School in Great Kills and several doctors' offices. [...]