Saturday, March 25, 2017

86-year-old man raises 400K by recycling, donates it to charity

Over the years, Ringgold Georgia resident Johnny Jennings and his son Brent spent a lot of hours picking up cans. Brent remembers it as together time, and the pair would take the money earned and put it in a savings account. When Brent was ready to buy his first house, he had enough for a down payment.

But ever since he was 18-years-old, Johnny has donated his recycling earnings to his favorite charity - the Georgia Baptist Children's Home and Family Ministry. He was inspired to support them by a long-ago visit there. It seems that when he started to leave, several of the children hugged his leg and asked him to be their daddy. It melted his heart.

So since then, Johnny gives the Home a check every year, usually between $10,000 and $35,000. Now, at 86-years-old, Johnny's total contributions to the Home total over $400,000.

And he's not slowing down. Johnny plans to continue 'until my toes turn up.' 

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