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Since CFK is no longer using FedEx, please throw away any FedEx labels you may have. Further, due to escalating costs of the pre-paid shipping labels, CFK has also revised shipping guidelines. Free labels will still be provided; and the following guidelines now apply:
1. 15/15 Rule = Send 15 cell phones OR 15 laser cartridges OR a combination of the two in one box, PLUS any other items on our pricelist. Click here for our current price list.
2. 30/30 Shipping Bonus = Receive a $5 bonus for sending 30 cell phones OR 30 laser cartridges OR a combination of the two in one box, PLUS any other items on our pricelist.
3. Going forward, UPS Labels will be emailed to participants, unless otherwise requested.
For a full detailed copy of these new shipping guidelines please click here.
CFK appreciates your efforts and understanding as the guidelines change to help reduce shipping costs. This change will further our partnership with you to maintain focus on sustainability while providing a better solution to reduce the impact to our Earth. We hope you too will be able to use this change to your advantage and help tell your story of how this new program really does lower our carbon footprint.
If you have any questions, please email us at CFKprogram@wm.com or call 1.800.420.0235.
Cartridges for Kids is wishing you and your family a very safe and Merry Christmas!
We hope this year has brought you much joy and delight and we hope it continues through out the season and into the upcoming year!
Bet you didn’t know….
“Jingle Bells” was first written for Thanksgiving and then became one of the most popular Christmas songs.
Electric lights for trees were first used in 1895.
Clearing up a common misconception, in Greek, X means Christ. That is where the word “X-Mas” comes from.
” Rudolph” was actually created by Montgomery Ward in the late 1930′s for a holiday promotion. The rest is history.
Want an activity that will keep the kids busy for few moments?
Click here for a Christmas Word Search
Or better yet, try this recipe for some Homemade Holiday Cocoa….
1 box Nestle Quik
1 jar of powdered Coffeemate
1 box of dry milk
2 cups of powdered sugar
Mix all ingredients together….will make a nice sized batch for you and family to enjoy for days! Just spoon into cups of hot water and enjoy! Don’t be afraid to keep heaping it in by the spoonfuls, in my opinion the more chocolate the better!
However you may choose to spend this wonderful time of year, the staff here at CFK wishes you and your family the warmest holiday season!
Liberty school signed up with CFK in 2008 knowing that they would hold a contest for Earth Day, they didn’t know their contest would earn them CLOSE TO $800 AND A SPOT AS CFK’S FEATURED RECYCLER!
Read all about Liberty’s amazing success HERE.
Liberty’s first shipment was worth over $700, here’s how they did it:
1. They made a comprehensive timeline.
2. They hung posters around the school.
3. They sent out a press release.
4. They passed out fliers at the beginning of the contest, at the half-way point, and again at the very end.
5. They got the students involved. Students decorated paper bags for each classroom in which to deposit their recyclables, and kept a running tally of each class’ progress.
6. When the bag was filled, a special student was selected to take it to the community bins in the multi-purpose room.
7. The principal made almost daily announcements encouraging students to bring in their items, giving updates on which class was in the lead, and reminding everyone of the end date and their goal.
Earth Day finally came and the winning class was announced. Over $700 worth of recyclables had been collected!
You can do it too. We have LOTS of great ideas to help your contest or collection drive do the best it possibly can. Find them all here, under “Ways to Grow”.
Here are some other top-notchers:
Leave fliers with your Chamber of Commerce and let local businesses do the rest!
Send out an e-mail to all your parents, here is a sample.
make announcements WHENEVER POSSIBLE! Use the P.A. system, use the newsletter, use your website, use pep rallies, assemblies, PTA meetings… use it!
Congratulations Liberty School, for setting a shining example of excellence, and for showing us all that anything is possible! Way to go Liberty!
It may be winter time, but recycling trees are popping up in in schools all across the country. Plant your own recycling tree today, and watch it grow all year long!!
Marshdale Elementary’s tree is growing all the time, and hiding a little stow away! So far, Marshdale’s tree had helped them earn almost $400 in only 2 weeks! That’s more than they earned in the entire 2006-2007 school year! Keep up the good work guys!
And just look at C.A. Roberts Elementary’s tree, the vibrant colors really brighten up a boring hallway!
Just like the trees in the forest, no recycling tree is exactly alike. What will yours look like? Click HERE for all the materials you will need to start your own recycling tree!
- “Plant” a tree for each class or grade and grow a recycling forest
- Use our TREE TEMPLATE, or create your own! Draw a tree stump on a transparency, and get creative! maybe it’s a Christmas tree, use lights in place of leaves. Maybe it’s a recycling shrub, use your imagination! Project it on to butcher paper. Color it in, cut it out and start recycling!
- Hand out a leaf for each item brought in. This will help ensure lush growth in little time.
What makes your recycling tree special? POST YOUR IDEAS for a chance to win!