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,” 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.