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INDIANAPOLIS – This week, we’re introducing you to a south side third grader who already has his own business  and pickup truck!

Hunter’s Can Business has been around for three years. It raises money by recycling old appliances, TVs, tools and soda cans.

“People just throw away a lot of things. You see a TV in the trash can or beside the trash can. The next day, it’s a washer or dryer,” Hunter-Michael Hutchins told us.

Hutchins first got the idea after a Thanksgiving meal when he noticed all the empty cans and trash that could be turned into cash.

He then got the idea to drive around with his dad and look for items they could recycle or salvage.

But when the pandemic hit, he knew he wanted to do more by helping those fighting on the front lines.

“I wanted to help with the coronavirus and show the doctors and nurses and staff members we care,” he explained.

For months, Hutchins has been fundraising and contributing money from the business. Last month, he donated more than $2,000 to Franciscan Health Indianapolis.

That money will be used to buy drinks and snacks for the doctors, nurses and staff there.

Hunter’s Can Business will pick up:

  • Beverage cans
  • Food cans
  • Broken and unwanted metal
  • Electronics
  • Pots and pans
  • Old tools/hardware
  • Any metal items

Hutchins will pick up items in the Indy-metro area. If you want to contact his father, John Michael, email