April 16, 2009 11:49 am
On the lid of a yogurt cup in Commons, Catherine Elliott ’12 of Edina, Minn., read about a contest that would fund playground upgrades for the organization that collected enough specially marked lids.
“Wow! We have a lot of yogurt lids here,” Elliott thought. “This opportunity exists — what can we do with it?”
March 27, 2009 1:02 pm
In a striking display of altruism and initiative, a Bates College first-year student collected enough yogurt lids to win a national contest. The prize: $100,000 in grants to help create and improve places for children to play for communities in Maine and Maryland.