Monday, April 13, 2009

Plastic Bottle Caps Collected

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


[...] 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. [...]