Funds raised during local electronics recycling drive help children & families battling cancer
The funds were raised as a part of Sunnking's 12th annual “e-Scrap for Camp” fundraiser. The company saw an increase to 356 area businesses participating in the electronics recycling donation drive between Buffalo and Rochester.
"We are thrilled with the outpouring of support for these kids through our campaign," said Adam Shine, president of Sunnking. "We had greater total participation, but unfortunately, the weight and contribution went down due to the miniaturization of electronics. More compact devices with less weight that are harder to recycle have significantly impacted electronics recycling. Despite these challenges, we couldn't be happier to continue sending kids to camp every year, thanks to the generous companies throughout WNY."
Sunnking worked with local businesses to recycle unwanted electronics through the donation drive, generating capital for future programs at Camp Good Days and Special Times. The “e-Scrap for Camp” program has gifted $140,912 over its lifetime, providing access to year-round activities for children living in Western New York and the Finger Lakes Region.
" ‘e-Scrap for Camp’ has grown tremendously over the years, and because of that funding involved, so have we," said Lisa Booz, WNY regional director of Camp Good Days & Special Times. "We are so proud of our partnership with Sunnking and genuinely grateful and fortunate to have every individual, volunteer and company that participated in providing programming to our local families facing cancer."
Buffalo and Rochester-area businesses provided 423,221 pounds of recyclable devices to the 2022 donation. Since the e-scrap program's existence, Sunnking has rescued more than 6.1 million pounds of recyclable material from area landfills.
"With the fluctuating economy we're living in – and with everything the camp provides for these kids – every dollar we can provide is amplified," Shine said.
Sunnking will launch registration for the 2023 fundraising campaign after the new year.
Founded in 2000, Sunnking is New York's first R2/RIOS-certified electronics recycling, data destruction and IT asset management company dealing in end-of-life electronic equipment. With facilities in Buffalo, Brockport and Whitesboro, Sunnking specializes in collecting, refurbishing, reselling and recycling electronic products from residential, commercial and municipal partners. For more information, visit www.sunnking.com, call 585-637-8365, or email [email protected].
Camp Good Days and Special Times, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, adults and families whose lives have been touched by cancer or sickle cell anemia through summer camping experiences and year-round events and activities.
What was started in Rochester in 1979 to provide a camping and bonding experience for the founder's daughter and 62 other children, has grown to assist over 1,000 children annually. In addition to weeklong camping programs over the summer at a recreational facility on the shores of Keuka Lake, Camp Good Days provides monthly programming to its participants, including sporting and concert events, holiday parties, trips to theme parks and special once-in-a-lifetime events. All programs and services at Camp Good Days are offered free of charge for the participants. The Camp Good Days' Headquarters & Volunteer Training Center is located in Mendon. Camp Good Days also maintains offices in Buffalo and Syracuse.