A recycling program that supports not for profit agencies in the Drumheller Valley continues to pay off in a big way.
 
The Bac 2 Bac Program sees special bins set up around town for people to dispose of empty bottles and cans. They're picked up by volunteers from the Drumheller And Region Transition Society (DARTS) and taken to the local bottle depot for the deposit. 
 
Money raised is split among DARTS, the local Salvation Army, the Drumheller and District Humane Society and the Morgan Jayne Project, which funnels aid to poor children on the Honduran island Roatan.
 
Bac2Bac 1DARTS executive director Lorelei Martin presents a cheque to Captain Jennifer Hillier of the Salvation Army Drumheller.
 
Project founder Fred Makowecki says it makes a huge difference.
 
"This allows us to do things we wouldn't normally be able to do, like feed them a meal a day," he told 99.5 Drum FM. "Some of the kids in the (Charmont) school, it's the only meal they get in a day is the one they're getting at school."
 
"Not only do we see less donations coming in -- that's the economy -- we see the things we're doing rise," he continued. "We see many more kids on the island wanting to go to school, but we only have sponsors for so much."
 
Bac2Bac 2DARTS executive director Lorelei Martin presents a cheque to Humane Society president Kelcy Travis.
 
Quarterly cheques were handed out recently to all four Bac 2 Bac partners to help with their operations.
 
"I'm really happy with the partnership we have with the Humane Society and the Salvation Army and with DARTS," stated Makowecki. "I really, really enjoy this cross-pollination we've got with the Bac 2 Bac."

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