Cans For Pets

Memphis City Beautiful invites any school in Memphis and Shelby County to collect aluminum cans for the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County.

This program, a major component of the Great American Cleanup March 1–May 31, presents positive lessons on two levels; it encourages students to collect cans to help buy food for the animals at the Humane Society and also keeps the cans from going into landfills. In one 6 week period schools collected 18,363 cans providing food for 556 dogs for 4 days! Schools are awarded trophies and cash prizes for the most cans collected based on percentage of student enrollment.