Archer Dube hits the mark with years-long fundrasing effort



PLAINVILLE – Two years ago, at the age of 10, Archer Dube decided he wanted to raise money for charity. His mother, Heather, was all for that, and soon after, she found the group “Cans for a Cause.”

Now, Archer collects cans and bottles, redeems them for a refund, and donates the money. To date, he has turned over some $3,700 to various causes.

“My mom found this group on Facebook, and that’s when I just decided to do it,” said Archer, who is home-schooled. “I just thought it was a good idea.”

“Cans for a Cause” was started when two young sisters from the shoreline town of Madison expressed an interest in raising $1,000 for a local animal shelter. In 2018, following the Parkland school shooting, the girls decided it would be a good idea to welcome others to support causes of their own.

“We came up with the idea of growing ‘Cans for a Cause’ to accept team members,” the girls’ mom, Katie Scalia, said. “We thought if other children could feel that great and help others, maybe that would help reduce violence.”

While “Cans for a Cause” participants are advised to donate about 50 percent of the money they generate, Archer Dube gives away 75 percent. He likes donating to local charities, but also does his part for Toys for Tots and the Wounded Warrior Project.

Also, Archer writes thank-you notes to all who help in his fund-raising efforts.

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