Ringgold man donates $400,000 in recycling money to children’s home

RINGGOLD, Ga. (WDEF) — For decades, a Ringgold man has been using the money he receives from recycling and donating it to a cause that is important to him.

“We recycle papers, aluminum cans, save pennies, have a penny drive,” Johnny Jennings said.

For more than 30 years 86-year-old Jennings has been collecting recycling.

“I take a load just about everyday, five days a week. Cans are about once every two months,” Jennings said.

All the money he receives goes towards the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home. Over the years he has raised more than $400,000 for the organization. He visited kids at the home when he was a teenager.

“It broke my heart. I said I will do all I can for the Children’s Home,” he said.

Jennings says he is not only giving back, but it also keeps him active.

“It keeps me exercised. It keeps me leveled up. I am getting pretty old. But I enjoy doing it while I can.”

Jennings will present his yearly check to the Children’s Home at their Trustee meeting in May.

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