Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Recycling for Charities is Collecting Electronics to Benefit Doctors Without Borders

Recycling for Charities is Collecting Electronics to Benefit Doctors Without Borders

Donate your cell phones and other electronics online to support Doctors Without Borders

ROYAL OAK, MI (PRWEB) December 18, 2005

Recycling for Charities (RFC) will be collecting unwanted cellular phones, PDA’s, pagers and digital cameras online at www. recyclingforcharities. com to benefit the international medical organization, Doctors Without Borders/ Medicines Sans Frontieres (MSF) for their relief efforts worldwide.

RFC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to save the environment from toxic waste due to the increasing numbers of electronics discarded in landfills. All electronics donated to RFC by individuals and corporations are recycled with Wireless Source, of Bloomfield Hills Michigan. Wireless Source purchases the items from RFC and determines which items can be refurbished and resold. The items are sold to people who could not otherwise afford wireless communication and electronics. RFC receives on average $1-2 per reusable electronic item from Wireless Source and distributes 50% of the money received to MSF. The market value for the items is dependant on the model and age of the phone and is always changing. Wireless Source is a global distributor of new, used, and remanufactured wireless phones. They provide wireless operators, manufacturers, and distributors with high quality, less expensive products and services to meet the growing international demand for wireless phones.

All makes and models, regardless of working condition are accepted. Any electronics that cannot be reused or refurbished will be smelted and recycled, thus reducing the amount of electronic waste in landfills. Cellular phones and other small electronic devices such as pagers, PDA’s, and music players contain toxins such as lead and mercury that can leak out of landfills and contaminate sources of drinking water.

“Donations of electronics not only save the environment from toxic waste but it benefits charities, like Doctors Without Borders. We are thrilled to be helping such a worthy organization who provides much needed medical care for so many people worldwide,” Said Dwight Zahringer, co-founder of Recycling for Charities. “We hope that people will see that cell phone recycling is an easy, tax-deductible way to protect our environment and donate to an international aid organization.”

About Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders is an international independent medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, and exclusion from health care in more than 70 countries. A private, nonprofit organization, Doctors Without Borders was founded in 1971 as the first non-governmental organization to both provide emergency medical assistance and bear witness publicly to the plight of people it assists. For more information please visit http://www. doctorswithoutborders. org/ (http://www. doctorswithoutborders. org/)

About Recycling for Charities

RFC is an organization that collects unwanted electronics from individuals to be refurbished or smelted in an effort to keep these items out of landfills. For every electronic item that is refurbished, RFC donates half the proceeds to the donor’s charity of choice and uses the other half to continue their recycling efforts. Donations of these electronic items are tax deductible. Donation receipts can be printed off RFC’s website and are automatically generated when you donate online. For more information please visit www. recyclingforcharities. com