During the pandemic and COVID-19 lockdown, Tyler Forgeron, also known as "Tyler Can," took the initiative to start collecting bottles and cans to raise money for local charities and non-profits, raising over $15,000 in the process.
Norfolk County Sheriff Patrick McDermott praised Tyler’s drive and generosity. “Many of us understandably felt a little helpless when the COVID-19 pandemic first struck, but Tyler refused to surrender to that feeling,” he said. “By channeling that energy into helping his community and those in need, Tyler has shown us that each person can make a difference. We should all follow Tyler’s example.”
Since he began collecting bottles and cans to raise money at the beginning of the pandemic, Tyler has been able to make donations to numerous charitable organizations and non-profits, including Lifeworks, Above the Clouds, Breaking Bread, St. Vincent De Paul, the Walpole Community Food Pantry, the Multicultural Book Initiative, The Jimmy Fund, and more. The Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office will also be organizing an employee bottle and can drive on behalf of Tyler.
“I love helping out other charities and the community, along with others in need,” Tyler said. “I feel like I am a superhero when it comes to helping out charities by collecting bottles and cans and redeeming them for different charities.”