New Castle, DE

#61 Oct 13, 2009
Would you be able to find information on this for me. My fourth graders are really excited about this idea, and they aren't excited about much these days. I'd love to get them involved in helping their community. Thanks so much.

Carol Stream, IL

#62 Nov 27, 2009
John Jordan wrote:
I work at a water bottling plant in Mechanicsville Virginia called Spring Run Bottling Company Inc. When a bottle has a cap screwed on cock-eyed or it goes on so tight it breaks the seal, our checking system shoots the bottle out. We take off the cap and it's ring and put them in a special bin. Then, at the end of the week a co-worker of mine brings the caps home and his mother, a nurse at a local hospital, takes them to her boss. I wish i could be more helpful on the name of the program or its founders, but it most certainly does exist. I believe every cap is 1 second of chemotherapy. It doesn't seem like a lot, but with 120 bad bottles a day, that's 14 minutes of free chemo a week.
So 'a voice' in NC, you are mistaken.

Las Vegas, NV

#63 Dec 9, 2009
So, where do u sent this plastic bottle lids?
Dani in NC

Santa Clara, CA

#64 Jan 23, 2010
I believe this to be a hoax after extensive research, but that does not mean I will give up on the hope that it could be or become true. So "John" if you could tell us the name of the place they are taken it would be very much appreciated. OR anyone else for that matter. I work in an Elementary school so we could definately get ahold of many caps.
Dani in NC

Santa Clara, CA

#65 Jan 23, 2010
Also, the soda can pop tabs are collected and used for charities. The aluminun is a cleaner metal than the actual can itself. These are not worth very much in small quantities but in larger quantities a decent amount of money can be raised. The Ronald McDonald house does collect these. They ask that you do not mail pop tabs to them because generally the cost to ship them outweighs the $$ obtained from recycling them. They do however accept drop off donations of them. If you do not live near a RMH they ask that you take the tabs to be recycled and mail them a check.
Claudia Harrison

Savannah, GA

#66 Jan 26, 2010
Swalt wrote:
I work at Dupont childrens hospital, and they just started the bottle cap fundraiser, I have a web site that is under the fundraiser letter on how the caps help out with treatments. I will post as soon as i get back into work!
I am interted in the website I live in Mich. and we are collecting them here

North Las Vegas, NV

#67 Feb 23, 2010
we at the sanddollar in las vegas have been saving our bottle caps for a fundraiser and are trying to find all the info on this subjuct we have thousands and thousands please let me know [email protected]
John Koon of SC

United States

#68 Mar 11, 2010
This is an Hoax:
There is no such thing as a caps for cancer drive.
While it is a rather cruel joke considering the lives of
cancer patients are involved. You would think most people
would be intelligent enough to investigate such a rumor to
begin with. Questions like- Where do you send the caps when
your done collecting them? or how do you redeem them for that
supposed aid for some dieing cancer patient? If you truly wish
to help some one with cancer make a donation to the-
American Cancer Society... Repeat: IT'S A HOAX!
Kerri Brophy

Plantation, FL

#69 Mar 21, 2010
I just wanted to let everyone know that there is now a program out there that let you recycle your caps for children with sever injury and illness and animals that are homeless and abused. Caps for Care was started in December 2009 by me to bring this hoax to a reality. From the money raised I only keep enough to keep the company running, the rest is donated to organizations that help children with sever injuries and illnesses and the Human Society to help the animals. Please visit my web site www.capsforcare.com If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. I am based in Florida but accept the caps from all over.

Philadelphia, PA

#70 Apr 7, 2010
Riley Children Hospital in Indiana collects takes the caps. Our elementary school is collecting them and turning them in so I know it it true. 1000= 1 child's kemo treatment.

Peoria, IL

#71 Apr 16, 2010
Jody wrote:
Riley Children Hospital in Indiana collects takes the caps. Our elementary school is collecting them and turning them in so I know it it true. 1000= 1 child's kemo treatment.
I just got off the phone with someone from Riley Hospital. He said that the bottle cap thing is no true. If they get the bottle caps, they just go in their recycling bin and that it does not help anyone! He was quick it point out that the pop tabs do benefit the Ronald McDonald House though.
mmmkkk mmm

Riverside, CT

#72 Apr 20, 2010

Clarkston, MI

#73 May 3, 2010
this is not a HOAX people. our head office is in NC and I was there last month and one of my co-workers daughter collects bottle tabs/caps w/e its called and she asked me if I can help. and she said for each 1500 they get a free chemo therapy session. im starting to collect them and i'll send them to NC as soon as I have collected enough. God bless the less fortunate ppl.

United States

#74 May 4, 2010
The Ronald McDonald House does collect these. They are much easier to collect than the whole can and the aluminum on the tab of the can is pure whereas the aluminum of the can has other alloys in it. Girl Scouts also collect these. There are several websites that claim this is a hoax. Everyone in my area (SC) is collecting them for dialysis and other treatment programs.

Madison, WI

#75 May 12, 2010
i am collecting bottle caps for my school for chemo therapy

Spring, TX

#76 Jun 2, 2010
A year ago I started collecting bottlecaps for a child in the area so that he could receive free dialysis treatments. The person who requested bottlecaps to be saved was receiving dialysis treatments that his medical coverage paid for. I heard that the program had been discontinued and now I have thousands and thousands of bottlecaps and no where to send them. Please post an address if someone knows of a valid address and I will send all that I have. I thing that this may be a program but not many hear of it unless you are very needy.

Palm Harbor, FL

#77 Jun 21, 2010
Crista wrote:
It's not always a hoax. All Children's Hospital in Florida where I live are having a caps for chemo. They give 1 and 1/2 minutes f chemo for every cap. Called and talked to them myself.
I too live in FL where is this going on and who i need to talk to

Selinsgrove, PA

#78 Jul 6, 2010
IT'S A HOAX PEOPLE! THEY ARE ALL HOAXES!!!! DONT WASTE YOUR TIME!!!! I have bags of em at home and will be throwing them away in about an hour.

ttp://www.snopes.com/business/ redeem/bottlecap.asp

Folsom, PA

#79 Jul 9, 2010
I've heard of the caps-4-chemo too, but, really, bottle caps are just #5 plastics, like yogurt cups and the heavy-duty takeout containers. Here's a link for five recycling:


The displays at the whole foods also show that the fives are recycled into toothbrushes as well as other containers.

Livermore, KY

#80 Jul 9, 2010
according to snopes.com this is a hoax

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Durham Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Moving to Raleigh area Jun 21 Moving 1
News Jake Xerxes Fussell Unearths More Hidden Gems o... Jun 18 Victor Hugo 133
News North Carolina's "bathroom bill" repeal: who's ... Jun 16 Louis Stephenson 4
You can listen to the police scanner for Durham... (Aug '12) Jun 16 sexymonica285 3
Father's Day Sale at Artspace Jun 15 rfox90 1
Do you like to expose your wife? (Sep '11) Jun 13 Jill 105
Review: Serenity Child Care Center (Feb '13) Jun 9 Worried 9

Durham Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Durham Mortgages