Part of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
On Friday, electronics recycler Sunnking presented a $9,875.01 check to Camp Good Days and Special Times, a nonprofit organization helping children and families with cancer. The funds were raised as a part of Sunnking's 13th annual “e-Scrap for Camp” fundraiser. The company saw 323 area businesses participate in the electronics recycling donation drive between Buffalo and Rochester.
Sept. 1 is the start of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
“It means a lot because we worry about a lot,” said Dominique Major, a mother whose daughter participates in Camp Good Days. “My daughter, Lily, looks forward to the activities every year and, without the funding made available from donations like this, it probably wouldn’t be a part of her daily life."
Sunnking worked with local businesses to recycle unwanted electronics through the donation drive, generating capital for future Camp Good Days and Special Times programs. The “e-Scrap for Camp” program has gifted $150,787 over its lifetime, providing access to year-round activities for children living in Western New York and the Finger Lakes region.
“To be able to give back to the community and give back to the kids, to be able to provide them with some escape from what they’re facing by giving money so they can continue to go to concerts and do pumpkin carvings and camp in the summer, to be able to do those things really hits close to home,” Sunnking President Adam Shine said.
Buffalo and Rochester-area businesses provided 393,547 pounds of recyclable devices to the 2023 donation. Since the e-scrap program's existence, Sunnking has rescued more than 6.5 million pounds of renewable resources from area landfills.
Sunnking will launch registration for the 2024 fundraising campaign after the new year.
More About Sunnking Inc.
Founded in 2000, Sunnking Inc. is New York state'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].
More About Camp Good Days and Special Times
Camp Good Days and Special Times Inc., 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 its 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 and volunteer training center is located in Mendon. Camp Good Days also maintains offices in Buffalo and Syracuse.
Sunnking presents a check to Camp Good Days to fund future programs. From left: Sunnking President Adam Shine, Camp Good Days COO Lisa Booz, and cancer survivor Lily Weekes. (Sunnking photos)