Nickels 4 Knowledge was started by Orinda Academy student Dylan Seidler after watching the Girl Rising documentary about young women fighting for the right to receive an education. She found that through recycling she could collect nickels to donate to the Girl Rising Fund, so she partnered with the Orinda Academy Action Club to hold a bottle drive. Together they collected thousands of bottles worth several hundred dollars.
“Every nickel will help educate a girl in need,” Dylan said.
For more information about Nickels 4 Knowledge, and how you can help, visit the website Dylan created. Donations are still being accepted. Please make checks payable to Tides Foundation – Memo 10×10 Fund – and drop it by the Orinda Academy office.