Cans for Greg campaign sends disabled kids to camp

MARINETTE, Wis. (WLUC) - Standing nearly 7 feet tall, Greg Maccoux is reaching new heights to provide for disabled children.

"We are raising money to send kids not only 3, but more kids to camp, a place they like," said Maccoux.

For seven years, Maccoux has used the money from the communities' returnable cans to send kids to the Wisconsin Lions Camp where Maccoux used to attend. It’s at this week long camp where kids have countless opportunities and can forget about their limiting conditions.

"They have fun in the camp can and do things they couldn’t do before," explained Maccoux.

Last year Greg raised more than $2,000 by cans and this year he hopes to raise more than $3,000. By holding these collection events twice a year, he uses his time to spread awareness about disabilities.

"A disabled person is able to do camping and also do promotion like I am doing right now," said Maccoux.

The community not only showed their support by giving cans, but some communities members have donated a trailer which Maccoux hoped to fill up by the end of Saturday's event.

"We donate for Greg because it’s a super cause," said community member, Alaina Baker.

"I would like to thank them for all the things they do to help me get this going," said Maccoux. "All the people in Marinette and Menominee are great."

Greg said he couldn’t be happier with Saturday's turn out and was already reminding people as they left, to stock up their cans again for their next collection event in April.



 
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