PORTLAND, Maine — Sam Rideout may be more commonly known by his nickname... Sam, the bottle man.... Rideout, who is 10 years old, has been collecting cans and bottles to raise money to buy gifts for the kids at Barbara Bush Children's Hospital for three years...

In his first year, Sam raised $900, year number two brought in $2,000 dollars, and this year the total was a whopping $6-thousand dollars... The 4th grader was picked up at school today by members of the South Portland Police department and given a ride to Maine Medical Center where he got to deliver his gifts...