West Philadelphia school first in the nation to reach RecycleBank fundraising goal

    The Lea School isn’t the only one in Philadelphia using RecycleBank points to reach a fundraising goal, but it is the first in the nation to declare success.

    The West Philadelphia school raised $550 to build raised-bed gardens for student, parent and teacher use, and it did so by collecting recycling points from neighbors. City residents who aren’t using all the points they earn by recycling can choose to donate them to a number of schools raising money for greening projects.

    The new gardens will cover the school’s blacktop.


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