RBRC Makes Donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of AmericaRechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation Press Release
FlashlightNews.org - 2/21/2007
Atlanta-Based Non-Profit Helps Make a Difference for Another Non-Profit
Ralph Millard, Executive Vice President, RBRC and
Norm England, President, RBRC present BGCA
a donation check of over $50,000
ATLANTA, Ga. - The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), a non-profit public service organization dedicated to recycling used rechargeable batteries and old cell phones, today announced a donation of over $50,000 to Atlanta-based Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), to fund programming and services for children served by the organization. The check, which was RBRC’s second donation to BGCA within the last year, was presented to April Anthony, BGCA’s Director of Development, Southeast, at the James T. Anderson Boys & Girls Club in Marietta, Georgia at 2:30 p.m
Since 2004, RBRC has worked with BGCA and made charitable donations to the organization each year. Through its Call2Recycle™ program, RBRC collects and recycles used rechargeable batteries and old cell phones, which can be dropped off at one of 50,000 convenient collection locations. The old cell phones are recycled, refurbished and resold when possible, and a portion of the proceeds of the resale goes to Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
“We are proud to be a supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which works every day to enrich the lives of America’s youth,” said Ralph Millard, Executive Vice President of RBRC. “Cell phones have become increasingly popular and so has the need for consistent recycling programs, like Call2Recycle. With every old cell phone recycled through RBRC, individuals can help protect the environment while giving back to a worthwhile cause.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of America serves more than 4.6 million children at some 4,000 Club locations and provides safe places for youth to learn and grow while participating in a variety of enriching and educational programs.
“We are grateful for the generous donation RBRC has made to Boys & Girls Clubs of America,” said Anthony. “With these donations, we are able to continue providing services and programs to children throughout the country. We hope to use some of this money to educate the children and youth in our programs about the importance of rechargeable battery and cell phone recycling.”
The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) is a nonprofit, public service organization dedicated to rechargeable battery and cell phone recycling. There are over 50,000 retail, business, and community collection locations that participate in RBRC’s rechargeable battery recycling program. RBRC is funded by more than 300 manufacturers and marketers of portable rechargeable batteries and products. RBRC’s public education campaign and recycling program is the result of the rechargeable power industry’s commitment to conserve natural resources and prevent cell phones and rechargeable batteries from entering the solid waste stream. Cell phones collected through the Call2Recycle™ program will be recycled or refurbished and resold when possible with a portion of the proceeds benefiting select charities. Contributions or gifts to RBRC are not tax deductible.
For more information, call 1-877-2-RECYCLE or visit www.call2recycle.org.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Boys & Girls Clubs of America (www.bgca.org) comprises a national network of some 4,000 neighborhood-based facilities annually serving more than 4.6 million young people, in all 50 states and on U.S. military bases worldwide. Known as “The Positive Place for Kids,” the Clubs provide guidance-oriented character development programs on a daily basis for children 6-18 years old, conducted by a full-time professional staff. Key Boys & Girls Club programs emphasize leadership development, education and career exploration, financial literacy, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation, and family outreach. National headquarters are located in Atlanta.