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Hard work at hand

Hi AandV follower’s,

Sorry for not blogging in awhile , juggling between school work / activities /  andAandVmakeadifference is quite a struggle. That made us think hard about, why do we continue AandV?  Is it worth spending our precious time on earth to be collecting bottles ,sorting them, or even redeeming them? Is it worth our time ? What we’ve come to realize is YES it is worth our time. Aandvmakeadifference is all about helping other’s as a team to assist them in their missions of charity. Lately we’ve become very interested in the work of the STEM garden institute , we’re currently exploring how to get involved and how to get other kids involved. Today we were invited to showcase AandVmakeadiffrence’s recycling efforts. While we were there we saw so many cool science projects and how they could change the world. Lastly , now that the winter is over our customers our able to store the bottles and cans outside.  Stay tuned there is some exciting things coming!

As always if you would like to help us in our efforts please contact us by posting a comment on our blog , sending us an email to ,or by calling 617-364-3002 and leaving your contact information so we can get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you,

AandV + Ava



Hi AandV followers ,

Sorry for not blogging for a while we’ve been busy with school, music and sports. We have great news for the AandV Make a Difference blog.  We have accepted a new member to the AandV team… Ava Duggan ! She’s been a great help! So far we’ve donated $100 to the COA (council of ageing) and they’ve been so kind to donate their bottles back to us! Ava’s mom is a caterer as well and she is now collecting cans and bottles for us after her events.

Recently, during “Celebrate Milton” and again on “Election Day”, Alisa and I sold the jewelry we made this summer. We raised over $500 and donated all the profit to different causes.  We gave $125 to our 5th Grade committee which helps provide year end activities for us.

We’ve also donated $50 to the Milton food pantry. We would like to give a big thanks to Abby Park, Milton market place (fruit center) ,COA and local residents for all their kind donations of cans and bottles.

As always if you have any questions or comments or would like to aid our efforts, please leave a comment or call 617-364-3002.Leave your phone number and address so we’ll be sure to get back to you as soon as possible .Sometimes we don’t get the message immediately from Mom and Dad so please  be patient. We will call.  We had one call recently and Mr.geogre herd , we’ll be in touch soon.  We have begun collecting old cell phones too…so keep us in mind before you throw them away.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Alisa and Vanessa oh ya and Ava too.


Hi Everyone, S…

Hi Everyone, 

Sorry for the late input, we have been very busy this summer with camp. Recently, we have partnered up with Abby Park, a restaurant in East Milton.  They have been a great help in our donations by giving various amount of bottles a week. We’ve got to meet the owner of Abby Park, and many other new people over the months. We are also going to partner up with another restaurant named Suffolk Grille. Milton Marketplace has continuously been a great help in reaching our goal of 1000 cans every 2 weeks.

 We are donating to Stem Garden Institute right now. This is and non profit to educate children on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Thanks for your continued support,

A & V


Alisa and Vanessa Lorden

A New Cause Found

Hi Everyone-

Sorry for being offline for a while. Alisa and I were very busy with school work, MCAS and outside activities.

Our new cause is to help a fellow Tucker student named Jared Mitchell. He is a second grader that has become very sick with cancer.

Over the last 2 months, we have collected around a 1000 cans and have begun sorting them. Mom and Dad are going a little crazy with all the redeemables in the garage now.

Our goal is to raise $250 for Jared. It is very sad to hear about his illness. If there is anyone who would like to match our donation or just wish to donate, please write in the comments and leave your email. We will be sure to respond.

Our best,

Alisa and Vanessa

Disabled veteran goal met

Hi Everyone-

What a month! Vanessa and I were crazily busy this past month collecting cans and donations for a disabled Veteran from Massachusetts before Christmas.  He had injuries from a IED explosion that couldn’t be seen from the outside but was giving him terrible headaches and balance problems.  It was hard for him to stand up let alone work. Our dad told us that it was called TBI, Traumatic brain injury.  When the bomb goes off near you, the shock wave rattles your brain around in your head. It sounded awful.

We were told by his commanding officer, Major O’Clair that he used the money for buying his family including his new baby girl gifts for Christmas. It made Vanessa and I realize how lucky we have it.

We collected $500.00 through cans and donations. Mom and Dad matched our money, so we were able to give a check to his family for $1000.00

If you know of anyone who would like to donate cans to us, please tell us. We will come pick them up and redeem them. Daddy and I walk at night time and see so many cans in recycle bins that could be redeemed. It makes me sad. If you would like to help, please leave your emails in the comments.

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!!!

Alisa and Vanessa

Another Great Week

Hi Everyone-

It was another great week for making a difference. We were able to collect and redeem $25.75 worth of cans this week.  We added two new neighbors to our collecting list and received unexpected donations totaling $100 from two kind people who believed in us and our cause…Capt Michael Picardi of the US Marine Corp and Ms. Dunn of Virginia(a former resident of Milton)

We would like to extend a special thanks to Milton Market Place for their weekly donation of cans.  Also, a quick shout out to Mrs. R, Mrs. V and Mrs. M for helping us surpass our goal.

Wishing you all a safe, healthy and happy holiday season with your loved ones. Thanks.


The Beginning


This is Vanessa and Alisa. We would like to inform you about what we are doing to make a difference.

We are collecting redeemable cans to support different things that we believe in. Things that are important to us like helping the Milton Animal Shelter,  Disabled Veterans and the Milton Food Pantry etc…

If you are interested in supporting our efforts, just let us know. We will make arrangements to pick up your cans every week, other week or monthly.

To date, thanks to our neighbors and Milton Market Place we have collected over 2500 cans and have donated $100 to the Milton Animal Shelter. We presented the check 3 weeks ago to them.

We redeemed another $20.85 worth of cans today which will go to our next cause, a Disabled Veteran from Milton.  Hopefully, we can raise enough through collecting cans this month to give a $100 check to a Disabled Veteran before Christmas.

Thank  you participating and making a difference with  us.

Alisa and Vanessa