Back in December, Emily put out a request on social media for folks to start collecting their aluminum pop can tabs.
She wanted to do something for other families who are suffering through the pains of living with illness like her twin sister and family endured.
The Ronald McDonald House in Pittsburgh helps give families a place to stay as their loved one is in the hospital. The house collects aluminum pop tabs they then recycle for money to help provide this service.
Emily's post through her mom Michelle's profile on Facebook was noticed by her teachers at school. The twins were in the first-grade there when Jessica died. Emily is now an honor roll student in the sixth grade.
Emily and Jessica's parents, Michelle and Chris Bookwalter said they will take the tabs to Pittsburgh soon.
The Bookwalters said they aren't done and anyone who wants to continue collecting the tabs can do so. Hawke said they can contact her at the school and she'll make sure the tabs get to them.