Cans for Kids art by Dallion McGregor

IVCanDonate, or Cans For Kids, is not your average bottle and can donation station. Nope, we’re the cool ones right in the heart of downtown Cave Junction. You might have even seen our storage container behind Caves Chevron! We’re all about giving back to the community, especially the awesome kids in the Illinois Valley.

Our Cans for Kids program is where the real magic happens. When you drop off those sweet Oregon 10-cent deposit bottles and cans, our incredible volunteers swing into action. They sort ’em out, and then we send ’em off to the Oregon Beverage Recycling Center for redemption. Cha-ching!

Here’s the best part: all the proceeds from this groovy program go directly to youth programs in the Illinois Valley. That’s right, every penny helps support these amazing kids and their dreams. We’ve already distributed nearly $150,000 to youth programs right here in our community since 2018. Talk about making a difference!

Bring by your clean – not crushed – cans and bottles on Saturdays from 10am to 1:45pm behind Caves Chevron in Cave Junction!


Frequently Asked Questions

What can I donate to IVCanDonate?

Clean, not crushed Oregon 10-cent deposit bottles and cans. Have questions? Watch the video below:

What organizations or programs will my can and bottle donations benefit?

The Cans for Kids program benefits a variety of youth-focused programs in the Illinois Valley – from sports teams to nature schools. When you visit our donation station, your cans will both directly benefit the organization that has signed up to volunteer for that day and a small portion of the funds leveraged from donations will go into a separate pool of money that is granted to organizations with unexpected expenses, one-time financial needs, or that don’t have a volunteer day on the annual schedule. We are proud to support a diverse group of organizations that support the varied needs of youth in our area.

How do I sign up my youth-focused organization or program?

Because of the popularity of IVCanDonate, we create annual schedules – so, contacting us to sign up will be for the upcoming year. That being said, sometimes organizations need to change the date that they have signed up for. We also ask that your organization or program be local to the Illinois Valley. Use our contact form, email us, or call us to put your organization on the list!

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