Milwaukee organization holds community recycling day, teaches clients how to reach goals

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- An organization on Milwaukee's north side helped save the Earth Wednesday, May 26, while helping their clients achieve their goals.

The Eisenhower IKE Center held a community can collection earlier Wednesday.

The center's clients, who are people with cognitive or physical disabilities, will then recycle the cans to make some money.

Organizers say the event teaches their clients how to reach their career goals.

"The clients did this themselves," said Cindy Freeman, counseling intern at Eisenhower IKE Center. "On Earth Day, we figured, what's the big dream? Save the planet. And then we broke it down, what we could do. We could recycle. What could we do? We could do plastic, glass, cans -- oh wait, with cans we can get money, right guys? Yeah!"

Organizers say the first short-term goal is to have a party to celebrate the implementation of the new project.

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