The Sun Journal has a wonderful article on Catherine Elliott, the college freshman who sent in the most Stonyfield Farm yogurt lids for the KaBOOM!/Stonyfield Farm grant opportunity. Here's a snippet:
During the hours in the basement of her Bates College dorm, cleaning mounds of flimsy, sour-smelling yogurt lids, Catherine Elliott hoped her effort would pay off.
"I got pretty wrinkly fingertips," said Elliott, an 18-year-old freshman. After four or five hours of washing the tin caps, she'd spend more hours in her room, bending them into tent shapes and stacking them to dry.
In the end, each lid she collected - 4,679 in all - would represent more than $20 for children.