Emily Geller, senior animal science major, has decided to take a new approach to fundraising for her summer mission trip in Israel. Geller will be collecting aluminum cans that can be taken to a recycling center for a cash refund.
Geller said while living in California, she noticed aluminum cans and plastic water bottles had a designated price printed on them to return for cash. Though the same system is not in place in Texas, Geller was excited to learn that local recycling centers do pay per pound of aluminum cans.
Geller has placed two boxes that have “Aluminum for mission Israel” painted on them and intends on leaving the boxes out until the end of Spring semester. She hopes to not only fund her own mission trip through the fundraising but to help her fellow peers in raising money for their own mission trips.
Heading to Israel this summer, Geller will be assisting in running a summer camp for teens and children for a week of her trip. The following week the mission team will tour around Israel walking the same path that Jesus walked.
Geller says her heart has been with missions since her previous trip to Nashville as a high-schooler.
“I just remember connecting with those younger than me and being the sort of role model to them that they didn’t have at home,” said Geller.
To help raise money for mission trips collect aluminum cans and take them to the designated boxes found in Hardin Administration building outside of the Agriculture and Environmental Science door and RM 126.
If you are interested in helping to spread awareness of the fundraiser and get involved in placing boxes across campus you may contact Emily Geller at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Every penny and every dollar counts,” said Geller.