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18-year-old uses birthday to start recycling drive that feeds shelter animals

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Blake Pittaway turned 18 and decided to use the big day as a way to give back so he started collecting 5l water bottles to help feed dogs at Fallen Angels Pet Rescue.

 

Birthdays are a great way to celebrate your life but an even better way is to dedicate the important day to a charity. We often see people doing and get to share their amazing stories here.

Blake Pittaway decided to dedicate his birthday to the dogs at Fallen Angels Pet Rescue in Melkbosstrand. It has been a few months since his birthday and he has continued his efforts. Blake started collecting 5l plastic bottles and taking them to a local recycling centre. In exchange, he got money back and started buying bags of dog food for the rescue centre.

Blake gets R2.50 per kilogramme of plastic he drops off. To date, Blake has collected enough money to buy 1640kgs of dog food. It has been no small feat and his community has jumped on board to help him collect even more.

That is a lot of dog food to feed all the animals as well as a lot of plastic not ending up in a landfill. It is a dual purpose cause that is making a difference on both fronts.

Emma King has been helping Blake collect the bottles and spreading his message to various groups in the hopes of collecting even more plastic bottles.

“A nicer young man you won’t meet! Neighbours, please continue to support Blake Pittaway who started Project 18 to supply dog food to Fallen Angels Pet Rescue.

I have been helping him to collect 5-litre water bottles which he recycles for dog food.”

“Thanks so very much for the support so far everyone – pls either contact Blake directly (Whatsapp) on 074 747 7742 to arrange delivery of your 5 Litre plastic bottles.

Drop off Point is either at 43 Sea Hare or 97 Trade Winds on Atlantic Beach”

As he is still a student, drop off points have been created for people to send their donations to. This helps as he doesn’t have to drive all over Cape Town to collect bottles. There has been a request that if anyone wishes to set up a drop-off point in their neighbourhood, that they please contact Blake via WhatsApp.

“Please continue to support him however you can. If you are happy to be a drop-off point please WhatsApp Blake and let him know. He’s an amazing youngster who’s going places!” – Emma King

It is young men like Blake that make South Africa shine a little brighter. Great job young man, you make your country very proud.


Sources: Facebook
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Tyler Vivier
Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy. Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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