North America's most comprehensive battery and cell phone recycling
helps make counselling service available to children and young adults
TORONTO, April 27 /CNW/ - Call2Recycle®, the only free battery and cell phone collection program in North
America, has continued its support of Kids Help Phone, a free,
anonymous, confidential counselling, referral and information service
for children and young adults, with a donation of $13,272. The cheque
was presented today to Sharon Wood, President & CEO of Kids Help Phone
by Joe Zenobio, executive director of Call2Recycle Canada.
"We are thrilled to re-affirm our dedication to Kids Help Phone through
this donation, which improves the lives of millions of children and
young adults through its programs," said Zenobio. "As we work to
improve the future environment, Kids Help Phone is ensuring a better
future for the next generation."
As part of its ongoing partnership with Kids Help Phone, Call2Recycle
designates a portion of its proceeds from the collection and sale of
refurbished cell phones. Since 2007, Call2Recycle has provided
donations to the non-profit organization, which offers immediate and
anonymous professional counselling to more than 4,300 children and
young adults every week.
"The donation from Call2Recycle shows how working toward a better
environment can be leveraged to provide a better life for the next
generation," said Wood. "With their commitment to our organization, we
will be able to continue providing free support for the children in our
community who need help with a wide variety of issues from bullying and
school conflicts to emotional and physical health concerns."
Call2Recycle is a free and convenient way to recycle old cell phones and
used batteries found in cordless electronic products, such as laptop
computers, digital cameras, cordless power tools, PDAs, mp3 players,
camcorders and two-way radios. For more information and local
Call2Recycle collections sites, visit www.call2recycle.ca.
About Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone is Canada's only phone and on-line counselling service
for youth. It's free, anonymous and confidential. Professional
counsellors are available any time of the day or night, 365 days a
year, to help young people deal with concerns large or small. As a
national community-based charity, Kids Help Phone relies on individual
and corporate donations to fund these vital services.
Call2Recycle® is a free battery and cell phone collection program across North
America. Since 1994, Call2Recycle has diverted more than 27 million
kilograms of batteries from local landfills and established a network
of 30,000 recycling drop-off locations. Advancing green business
practices and environmental sustainability, Call2Recycle is Canada's
most active voice promoting eco-safe reclamation and recycling of
batteries and cell phones. Call2Recycle is operated by the non-profit
RBRCC. Learn more at call2recycle.ca or 877.2.RECYCLE. Become a follower or fan at twitter.com/call2recycle or facebook.com/call2recycle.
Image with caption: "Joe Zenobio, Executive Director of Call2Recycle Canada, presents donation cheque to Sharon Wood, President & CEO of Kids Help Phone. (CNW Group/Call2Recycle / Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corp.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110427_C7333_PHOTO_EN_01.jpg
SOURCE Call2Recycle / Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corp.
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