Tim Smith, Manager of the Voluforms Warehouse, thought it would be a good idea for his son to earn some spending money, as well as learn some civic responsibility at the same time. So, he helped his son Austin, and two of his buddies start A2Z Metal Recycling.
Between homework and ball practice, the boys collect and recycle scrap metal. Since the middle of September 2010, their efforts have kept over 31,332 pounds of junk metal out of the landfills!
But the enterprising young men didn’t stop there. They’ve taken it upon themselves to donate a portion of their proceeds to those less fortunate. To date, Austin, Zachary and Andrew have donated $1,284.25 of their earnings to local charities such as Blessings in a Backpack, Shop with a Cop and local food pantries. They are also establishing their own scholarship for a graduating senior of their local high school.
|Left to right: Andrew Meyer, Zach Whitten and Austin Smith|
The boys of A2Z, along with other business' in their local community, put together 500 back packs filled with supplies for the back to school giveaway. A2Z was in charge of packs of paper and pencil boxes for each back pack.
Voluforms salutes the entrepreneurial spirit and large hearts of these three young men!