Sounds too good to be true right?
Well it’s not! Our program doesn’t stop recycling over the summer and you don’t have to either!
School’s almost over and we know you’re excited for the break. We here at Cartridges for Kids® are excited as well! We hope you’ve had a great year and we want to thank you all for continuing to work with us to improve our planet and earn cash for doing it.
We had a great turnout for our Earth Day Bash! Good luck to all our participants- we know you worked hard to get your boxes in and we’ll soon be letting you know if you earned the bonus.
Now that Earth Day is over, too many people forget about recycling. In order to make a difference, it needs to be a year round event! That’s why CFK is working year round to help you earn more cash.
May is a busy time for everyone- finishing up the year and cleaning out the school building to get ready for summer break. Here’s a few tips to help you earn cash while cleaning!
-While you’re sorting through that Lost and Found, be sure to set aside any items on our list and send them to us!
-Check all your printers for empty cartridges! No sense leaving that used cartridge all summer long- send it to us for some cash!
-We now have our bilingual summer fliers available to download and print on our website! Send these fliers home with your students to keep the items coming in! Visit http://www.cfktoday.com/marketing.html to view and print the flier.
Our mission is to help schools and organizations raise funds through the recycling of electronics and we’ll work while you’re on vacation to make sure that happens! Help us help you by continuing to collect and ship your items during the summer months.
So keep recycling and let us know if there is anything we can do to help! Our Customer Service Representatives are just a phone call away and are happy to answer your questions.
Visit http://www.cfktoday.com for more information!
Hello there Parents,Teachers, PTAs and Student Counsels!
We know you’ve been tasked with an important and sometimes difficult job: Fundraising.
But how do you get kids excited about bringing in their recyclable electronics?
Don’t worry, Cartridges for Kids® has some great ideas that will get your students excited about recycling with little or no cost. All they take is some willing participants……. and perhaps a clean, friendly pig.
Kiss a Pig- Schools have used this incentive for decades. What kid wouldn’t want to see their Principal or Teacher smooch a pig?
All you need is the promise from a Principal that if the students bring in a certain number of items in an allotted time frame, they will kiss a pig in front of the entire school (Picture evidence of the event is a must).
Cost: Whatever the current pig-rental rate is. Unless one of your students already has one!
Duct Tape Prize- Each student gets an allotment of duct tape for every recyclable item brought in. Let the kids use their duct tape to secure their principle or another (preferably willing) teacher to a wall. The more items a student brings in, the more tape they get, ensuring no one gets sent to the principal’s office for at least as long as it takes him/her to break free….
Cost: Several rolls of Duct Tape (go name brand – in our experience the cheap stuff doesn’t stick to school walls!).Hair is free and grows back (usually)- Having a hard time finding a pig in your city? Well this fundraiser involves the same principle (and Principal). If the students bring in a certain amount of items the Principal or teacher agrees to shave or dye their hair a ridiculous color.
Cost: Razor/ one box of semi-permanent hot pink hair dye.
There’s a plethora of ideas to choose from and all it takes is a principal or teacher with an adventurous side and a sense of humor! From putting on a grass skirt and dancing the Hula to offering a “Get out of Detention Free” card to a winning student, CFK schools all over the country have come up with awesome and hilarious fundraising incentives that cost little or no money! You don’t have to pay for a pizza party or buy your students prizes to get them excited about recycling!
We want to hear about your fundraising ideas! What did your school do to get motivated about recycling? Send your ideas, stories and pictures of any pig-kissing or hula dancing to:
We may even put your ideas on our blog!
Everyone here at CFK was deeply saddened by the news of the horrible tragedy that occurred last week in Connecticut. Our thoughts are with everyone touched by the events at Sandy Hook Elementary and we know yours are as well.
If anyone would like to donate their next CFK check or any subsequent checks to Sandy Hook Elementary please let us know by contacting us via phone or email. We have set up an account to send your funds to help the students, teachers and families affected by this tragedy.
As our contribution – WM CFK will match your contribution and all proceeds will go directly to Sandy Hook School Support Fund.
Thank you for your continued support.
CFK, a Waste Management Company
The school year is in full swing now, and we hope your fundraising is too! Now that you’ve started collecting your recyclables and boxing them up, we want to remind you of an awesome new opportunity to earn extra CA$H!
Cartridges for Kids® is so thankful for your participation, we thought we’d reward you for all your hard work! This year we’re excited to announce a brand new promotion.
Here’s how it works: For every $150 in qualifying items your school or organization sends in a month, you will automatically receive an extra $25!
There’s no need to track it, and you don’t need to sign up- we’ll do all the work for you! All you have to do is make sure you send in your items before the end of the month (remember to allow a few days leeway for shipping and processing).
Want to know something else cool? You can do it once a month for the whole year if you want. That gives you the potential to earn an extra $300 this year alone!
We here at CFK truly hope everyone takes advantage of this opportunity, and we want it to be easy for you. That’s why there is no need to sign up or track your items. Just start sending in your boxes and we’ll do the rest!
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions- we’re here to help! You can contact CFK by calling 1(800) 420-0235 or emailing your questions to email@example.com.
We look forward to hearing from you, and we’re excited to keep recycling with you this year!
Did you know America has a National Recycling Day?
Since 1997, communities across the country have come together on November 15th to celebrate what can happen if we all work together to make recycling bigger and better in the United States. Recycling events large and small are popping up all over the country. Some are being organized by companies like Waste Management, Johnson& Johnson and Pepsico, but others are being put together by people and communities who are just as excited to help further the recycling cause.
Cartridges for Kids® (CFK) is excited to get involved in this spectacular day, and we want you to get involved too! Visit Americarecyclesday. org to find out more about events being hosted in your area, or get help hosting your own event. Sign the Recycling pledge and find some great tips and toolkits to help make recycling easy and fun in your school and community!
Now that you know about this terrific cause, how about getting involved while earning cash for your school/organization? Here’s where CFK comes in!
Most recycling events focus on paper, plastic and glass products. While we know how important these things are to recycle, what about the items that you can’t just drop in a green recycle bin and place on your sidewalk? With the increasing amout of technology in our world, electronics recycling or eCycling, is more important that ever- and CFK is an expert on the subject! We want to support America Recycles Day by spreading the word that ecycling is just as important as recycling.
We know you’ve been working hard getting the word out about our program and collecting cellphones and cartridges galore for us to recycle, but what if we told you we know how to help you be even MORE successful?
We’re talking about a collection drive! America Recycles Day is a great opportunity for you to get the word out in your school and community about your involvement with Cartridges for Kids and a CFK collection drive is the perfect way to do it.
The best part? It’s really easy! A drive can be as big or as small as you want it to be and CFK will provide the materials to get you started. Just click here to order everything you need to kick-off a cellphone and/or cartridge collection drive at your school. Just be sure to order your materials soon- we want you to be able to have your drive all planned out in time for America Recycles Day on November 15th.
If you aren’t sure how to promote your Collection Drive, visit Ways to Grow to find tons of great ideas and templates including our most popular project- the Recycle Tree.
We want to hear from you too! Do you have an awesome new idea about how to promote ecycling at your school? Is your Recycle Tree brag-worthy? Send us your ideas and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Our school loves CFK!” and we might post them here. We always love to hear about your success and creativity!
Good luck with your Collection Drives and we look forward to hearing from you!
Earth Day was born on April 22, 1970, in San Francisco, California.
Every year, America and over 100 different countries
join together in the celebration on April 22nd,
making it the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide.
On Earth Day, we remember to appreciate nature
and learn ways to protect our environment.
What fun things do you have planned?
Planting a Tree?
Volunteering with the Great American Cleanup?
How about some Creative Recycling?
Have a wonderful weekend and HAPPY RECYCLING!!!