January 1, 2017 - We are thrilled to report we raised, including our matching donor, nearly $7900 for 2016, nearly $1100 more than 2015. We have set the bar higher for 2017, by placing our goal at $8500!
Recycle for the Cure
Starting January 2012, on the prodding of another 3-Day walker, I began my fundraising through recycling CRV plastic and glass bottles, along with aluminum cans. Since this start, nearly $18,600 has been raised through a network of contributors I continually work to expand. For 2016 alone, over $7500 was raised, with every dollar going to Susan G. Komen, a non-profit organization that provides more research, education and local community support funds for breast cancer than any other organization. Susan G. Komen is second to only the U.S. Government in funding breast cancer research.
What's a recyclable item for this fundraiser? It is a CRV plastic or glass bottle or aluminum can with that one typically pays a deposit it on or comes from a vending machine. Common examples are water bottles of all sizes, soda cans/bottles, beer cans and sport's drinks. Unfortunately, wine bottles are no longer accepted as they are not CRV bottles. Containers that are not CRV and I cannot use would include, canned vegetables, fruits, meats and other food items, along with plastic containers that like foods would come in. Additionally, milk containers are not included. Please see our document on our recycling program and what we call a CRV recyclable.
If you live in my area (San Jose, CA), I would love to have you join my network of contributors. If you are interested, please contact me at WalkingForACure@WalkingForACure.info, so I can answer your questions and we can work out the details of collecting and either your delivery or my pickup of what you have collected.
For those that collect CRV recyclables, please empty any extra liquids before bagging them as I have to ensure they are empty before turning them in and a bag with partially filled containers is really messy! Also, please remember that only CRV containers are part of Recycling for a Cure, not the noted containers that I do not collect.
Even if you do not want to collect year round for me, there are many special occasions that provide a lot of recyclables. If you are having a Christmas, New Year, birthday or other type of celebration where you could have a sudden wealth of recyclables, this would be a super boost to my efforts, so save them from those occasions.
Finally, I would appreciate your consideration of this fundraiser. It is simple to collect the noted items and through a network of contributors that is continually growing, significant funds can be raised to help those affected by breast cancer. Through your help, lives can be changed; lives can be saved. Thank you for your support.
To Return to my SGK website to donate: 3-Day Donation to Jim