TRENTON - A donation from Trenton Elementary School puts Archie Kontuk several pounds closer to helping people in need.
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Dorothy Doyle and Archie Kontuk from Summer Street Industries accepted 50 pounds of pop tabs on Oct. 24 from grade two student, Landon Martin, and Trenton Elementary School. Kontuk collects the tabs so he can purchase wheelchairs for people that need them.
Kontuk collects pop tabs, cashes them in and purchases wheelchairs for anyone who needs them.
On Oct. 24, he received 50 pounds of pop tabs, putting him approximately $35 closer to buying another wheelchair.
He receives 70 cents for each pound of pop tabs.
It takes 3,032 tabs to make a pound, meaning Trenton Elementary School saved more than 150,000 tabs for Kontuk.
He has been working at Summer Street Industries for almost 30 years and has been collecting pop tabs for most of his time there. He currently works in the kitchen so he can collect as many as possible.
The project is especially meaningful for him because he spent 12 years in a wheelchair.
He’s bought 19 wheelchairs over the years.
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