Southland donationWe’ve told you before about peer Kaylon Holt’s pop top donation campaign on behalf of the Ronald McDonald House in Columbus. Donated pop tops are sold for recycling and the proceeds used to support the efforts of the program for families of seriously ill children.

We’re glad to know that folks have been listening, including the administration, faculty, and students of Southland. Last month, Perry Wellness Center received a special donation from Southland Academy. Five bags, containing a total of 5,000 pop tops, were delivered to our center. As a graduate of Southland Academy, Stuart Perry was almost as excited as Kaylon to see the large donation.

“It is great to have everyone in Southwest Georgia become more aware of Kaylon’s project,” Stuart noted. “This effort is a win-win for Kaylon, Perry Wellness Center, and Ronald McDonald House – and for everyone who is joining to help Kaylon with his goal.”

The current count for the number of pop tops Kaylon and his supporters have collected: 250,000!

Kaylon recently visited Southland Academy to personally deliver his thanks, along with a collection bottle to be placed on campus. While there, Kaylon was assured of “more pop tops to come.”

In the photo above, Kaylon Holt, left, greets Ty Kinslow, Southland headmaster, along with students Sydney Joiner and Holden Kinney.

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