Bottles for Building

As part of the 2018 “Building our Future” Capital Appeal, North Shore Temple Emanuel (NSTE) is launching a ‘Bottles (and cans) for Building’ initiative to give their Meah Hebrew & Religion School students the opportunity to be involved and show their support for the current campus renovations.

The initiative encourages students to collect eligible recyclable containers at home, from neighbours, and clean-up activities in local parks and bring them to NSTE to be recycled at a local NSW Government Return & Earn collection point. Return & Earn will pay 10c for every eligible container returned. 

“Our Capital Appeal is to fund much-needed works for our campus to ensure that NSTE has the facilities needed support our future. Ultimately, we are building for our kids, so we wanted to find a way for them to get involved in a manner that gives them real ownership; not only of their fundraising efforts but of the beautiful facilities that will result,’ says NSTE Board Director, Edward Baral.  “By requiring ongoing effort over a period of time, we hope that the kids will really think about why they are doing it and, we trust, proudly view the results over many years to come.”

In addition to raising funds for the NSTE 2018 Capital Appeal, the initiative enables the children to actively participate in Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) by reducing litter and recycling renewable resources.

NSTE will provide a trailer as a collection point for eligible recyclable containers.  

If every student brings 100 containers, it is possible to raise over $800. And if every student brings in 225 containers, $1800 can be reached.