Buffalo-area businesses can contribute to free program, sending local kids dealing with cancer to camp
Regional electronics recycler Sunnking launched registration for its 2022 e-Scrap for Camp fundraiser benefitting Camp Good Days. Businesses around Buffalo and Rochester can register online through March 31.
The program recycles company and employee electronics to raise money for Camp Good Days and Special Times, a nonprofit organization that improves the quality of life for children, adults and families whose lives have been affected by cancer.
Buffalo-area collections begin May 2.
"We live in these communities and do business in these communities, so to partner with hundreds of other companies on this campaign allows us to all come together despite the current conditions affecting our area," said Adam Shine, vice president of Sunnking. "I love knowing this is a chance every year for local organizations to make a big impact and put some big smiles on the faces of these kids."
Businesses and organizations in the Buffalo and Rochester areas are encouraged to sign-up to collect electronics from their company, employees, friends and family members for two weeks. Sunnking provides boxes to gather those devices and offers free, contactless delivery and pickup. For every pound of electronics recycled from participating organizations during the fundraiser, a portion of the proceeds is donated to Camp Good Days to fund future programs.
"The money we receive from this recycling campaign help our kids go to sporting events, concerts, festivals and a lot of the activities that they love. It's a small break from the health battles they're each fighting," said Lisa Booz, WNY regional director of Camp Good Days & Special Times. "Cancer doesn't stop during a pandemic, and neither does Camp Good Days. So, in part because of fundraisers like ‘e-Scrap for Camp’ and the businesses that participate, we've been able to provide our camp experiences continually throughout these past two years."
2022 marks the 12th year Sunnking has held the “e-Scrap for Camp” fundraiser throughout Western New York and the Finger Lakes Region. Last year, 353 businesses contributed as Sunnking gifted $13,357 to the nonprofit. Sunnking has donated more than $128,000 throughout the program's existence. To date, the program has recycled nearly 5.6 million pounds of electronics.
How It Works
Each participating location collects electronics from employees, friends and family for one week. Collection boxes and pallets will be provided by Sunnking the week before each location's scheduled collection at no cost. Electronics will be picked up by Sunnking the week after the scheduled collection week and recycled at no cost. Sunnking will track and record the net weight of electronics recycled from each participating location.
At the end of the campaign, Sunnking will donate money to Camp Good Days for every pound of electronics recycled.
For a list of recyclable materials, visit www.sunnking.com/acceptable-materials.