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Recycling For Charities Holds Donation Drive

November 10th, 2005

Recycling for Charities (RFC), Royal Oak , Michigan , has announced that it will be collecting unwanted electronics throughout the Detroit area in recognition of America Recycles Day Nov. 14 to 18.

America Recycles Day , sponsored by the National Recycling Coalition, is Nov. 15 and helps to raise environmental awareness and draw attention to the need to conserve natural resources.

 

Recycling for Charities collects used or unwanted cellular phones, PDAs, iPods, pagers, ink cartridges and other small electronic devices. Proceeds from each donation, which are tax deductible, will go to the charity that the donator specifies. Donation receipts can be printed at http://www.recyclingforcharities.com/Organization-Fundraising-Programs.php . A list of participating charities is also available from the organization's Web site. Collection containers will be located throughout metro Detroit , including at all St. Vincent DePaul thrift stores.

Those unable to make it to the collection donations can donate online at any time by visiting www.recyclingforcharities.com .

"We are giving individuals the opportunity to invest in the environment and their community in one step," Dwight Zahringer, president and founder of RFC, says.

"With the proliferation of cell phones and other electronic devices, the public needs a source for properly disposing of old, unwanted items," Zahringer adds. "This donation drive on America Recycles Day affords us the opportunity to do just that."

Collection boxes will be located at the following locations:

Royal Oak

  • The Pita Pit, (248) 546-7505, 313 S. Main St .
  • Tasi Juice Bar, (248) 336-9043, 204 W. Fourth St.
  • Lily's Seafood, (248) 591-5459, 410 S. Washington Ave.
  • Alex Emilio Salon, (248) 414-7600, 409 S. Main St .
  • Nutri-Foods, (248) 541-6820, 120 Main St .
  • Recycling for Charities, (248) 582-9229, 316 ½ Main St., Suite 204
  • Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce, (248) 547-4000, 200 S. Washington

Ann Arbor

  • 826Michigan, (734) 761-3463, 2245 S. State St .

Madison Heights

  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, (248) 582-2900, 1421 E. 12 Mile Rd.

Ferndale

  • Midwest Aids Prevention Project (MAPP), ( 248) 545-1435, 429 Livernois

Detroit

  • St. Vincent De Paul, (313) 393-2920, 3000 Gratiot
  • St. Vincent De Paul, (313) 836-2878, 15725 Grand River
  • St. Vincent De Paul, (313) 331-6992, 14922 Kercheval
  • Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision, ( 313) 842-1961, 1450 McKinstry
  • United Way for Southeastern Michigan , (313) 226-9200, 1212 Griswold

Rochester

  • Childhelp USA, (248) 844-1547, 745 Barclay Circle

St Clair Shores

  • St. Vincent De Paul, (586) 773-0190, 23746 Greater Mack

Southfield

  • Alzheimer's Association, (248) 351-0280, 20300 Civic Center Dr., Suite 100

Pontiac

  • Catholic Social Services of Oakland County , (248) 333-3700, 50 Wayne St .
  • St. Vincent De Paul, (248) 338-2060, 750 N. Perry

Southgate

  • St. Vincent De Paul , ( 734) 284-8366, 2354 Fort St .

Clinton Twp.

  • St. Vincent De Paul, (586) 792-3500, 35603 Gratiot

Flat Rock

  • St. Vincent De Paul, (734) 782-1130, 28251 Telegraph

Port Huron

  • St. Vincent De Paul, (810) 984-5392, 1335 24 th St .

Dearborn

  • The Dearborn Animal Shelter, (31) 943-2697, 2661 Greenfield Rd.

Southfield

Southfield Community Foundation, (24) 796-4190, 25630 Evergreen Rd.

Thursday, November 10, 2005


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