ERIE, Pa. (Sept. 6, 2011) – Imagine turning your company’s used ink cartridges into a playground, a classroom of laptops, or an entire computer lab for your local school or favorite non-profit effort.
Well, by simply registering online, your business can be on the way to doing so with FundingFactory, a fundraising-through-recycling program specifically designed to benefit schools and non-profit organizations.
“Back-to-school for us means focusing on what we can do to support the technology coordinators, teachers and administrators working hard to educate young people. We can do even more by providing critical funds when businesses support their efforts,” Erika Dauber, program manager, Funding Factory.
According to the US Department of Education, nearly 50 million students are back-to-school at approximately 99,000 public elementary and secondary schools with an estimated $540 billion spent related to their education and with a reported increase in the national average actual expenditure per student.
“It’s become all to common to hear that school and non-profit resources are being stretched to the max while costs rise,” said Sean Michaels, president, FundingFactory. “While the action of a business recycling used cartridges may seem insignificant, we have many success stories and deep appreciation from schools and non-profits benefitting. Since 1996, we’ve been able to share more than $26 million with approximately 50,000 organizations, “ he added.
Elk County Catholic School System in St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania is one such school that has earned nearly $25,000 with help from a number of business supporters.
“It’s an incredible community effort and not a bad return for mailing in garbage (for free),” said Marlene Stubber, Elk County Catholic School System technology coordinator.
The school district’s story can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG-PQgtF0Ik
To learn more and register your company for the program, visit www.fundingfactory.com or call 1-888-883-8237
About Funding Factory
Since its inception in 1998, FundingFactory has provided more than $26 million in funding to schools and nonprofit organizations across the United States, and saved 21 million pounds of waste from landfills. FundingFactory is a free fundraising by recycling program for schools, nonprofits, and charities. Participating organizations can earn points redeemable for cash or new technology by recycling empty printer cartridges, cell phones and other small electronics from their communities and supporters. FundingFactory is a program of Environmental Reclamation Services, LLC, a Clover Holdings company. Headquartered in Erie, Pa., ERS is an ISO Certified, Zero Landfill Initiative company with more than 97 percent of its incoming material reused or recycled. For more information, visit www.fundingfactory.com or www.facebook.com/fundingfactory.
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