We're approaching the deadline for donations of plastic caps and lids that will be used to create, actually, MORE than one Erica Owen memorial bench.

After Erica's tragic death in July, her aunt, Martina Billings, kicked off a campaign to collect enough plastic caps and lids to create a memorial bench.

Well, the campaign has been so successful, Martina has enough caps for FIFTEEN benches.

It takes $300 to make each bench, so Martina has created the Purple Bench fund:

(NOTE: At the time of that post, she "only" had enough caps and lids for 10 benches.)

And check this out. She already has one bench funded thanks to the generosity of Menard's:

We continue to wish Martina all the best in this amazing endeavor. And, remember, the deadline is this Saturday, September 15th.