'E-Scrap 4 Camp' electronics recycling fundraiser raises $12,643 for Camp Good Daysby jmaloni
Sunnking,Inc., in partnership with Camp Good Days and Special Times, created a program three years ago titled "E-Scrap 4 Camp," which facilitates the recycling of old electronics from participating locations in the Buffalo and Rochester areas to generate funds for Camp Good Days and Special Times. The total volume of electronics collected in 2013 was 421,444 lbs., which equals a $12,643.32 donation this year to help children and families affected by cancer.
Since its inception in 2011, "E-Scrap 4 Camp" has recycled a total of 991,006 pounds of electronics with more than $30,000 donated by Sunnking. A complete list of participants and weight of electronics collected can be found by visitinghttp://sunnking.com/2013-e-scrap-4-camp-results/.
During the month of April, Sunnking provided free supplies and free pickups for participating organizations in the Buffalo and Rochester areas. Organizations were encouraged to collect old and unwanted electronics from employees, friends and family. Sunnking made a monetary donation to Camp Good Days for every pound of electronics recycled. 2013 marked the first year that Rochester organizations were included in the campaign and, as a result, an additional 102,903 lbs. of electronics were collected this year.
"Once again, we are thrilled with this year's participation and growth in the 'E-Scrap 4 Camp' program," said Adam Shine, director of business development at Sunnking. "The level of support that Sunnking experienced from the community to help raise money for Camp Good Days was overwhelming. With the combined efforts of the participating organizations throughout Buffalo and Rochester, we were able to beat last year's donation.
"Many children facing the harsh realities of cancer will now have the ability to participate in year-round activities with Camp Good Days to help take their minds off of their unfortunate circumstances. We are excited to continue this program again in 2014. Next year, we want to push to make it bigger and better so that no child has to endure cancer alone."
"We are so grateful that Sunnking chose Camp Good Days as the beneficiary of 'E-Scrap for Camp' again this year, as all of the programs and services we provide here at Camp Good Days for children and families whose lives have been touched by cancer are offered free of charge for the participants," said Gary Mervis, chairman and founder. "This is only possible because of the generous support from so many, like everyone at Sunnking and all those who contributed to 'E-Scrap for Camp.' All those who participated are helping us to create some good days and special times for some children and families who need them the most, and the support is so very much appreciated."
Founded in 2000, Sunnking Inc. is New York state's first R2-certified electronics recycling, data destruction and asset management company dealing in end-of-life electronic equipment. With facilities located in Buffalo and Brockport, Sunnking specializes in collecting, refurbishing, reselling and recycling electronic products from residential and commercial customers. For more information, visitwww.sunnking.com, call 585-637-8365 or email [email protected].
Camp Good Days and Special Times, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, adults and families whose lives have been touched by cancer and other life-threatening challenges, was founded by Mervis in 1979, following the diagnosis of his youngest daughter, Teddi, with a malignant brain tumor.
What was started to provide Teddi and 62 other children with cancer (21 from Rochester, 21 from Buffalo, 21 from Syracuse) with a residential camping experience, has grown to become one of the largest organizations of its kind, having served as model for other organizations and cancer treatment centers around the world.
Providing residential camping programs and year-round recreational and support activities and events, Camp Good Days has served more than 44,000 campers from 22 states and 28 foreign countries. Camp Good Days maintains accreditation from the American Camp Association and has been inducted into the Safety 1st Hall of Fame by Markel Insurance Company.
For more information about the many programs and services provided by Camp Good Days, to learn about volunteer opportunities, or to make a tax-deductible donation, call Camp Good Days at 585-624-5555 or visit out www.campgooddays.org.