Inkpeace Announces Fundraiser Program To Benefit Long Beach Schools

Long Beach-based company partners with LBUSD WRAP in designing and delivering recycling receptacles for inkjet cartridges; firm to split profits 50/50 with cash-strapped schools
March 24, 2009 - PRLog -- InkPeace, LLC, an environmental print management company, has announced a new fundraising program to augment its current empty cartridge collection program.  Through its new website,, individuals and businesses can register and designate a school or non-profit organization to receive a 50% profit share when ink and toner are purchased through the program.

The Classroom Relief Project offers participants ink and toner cartridges priced lower than the major office stores name-brands.  Schools raise an average of $5 per inkjet cartridge and an average of $40 per toner cartridge sold through the program, according to Mark Hawkins, founder and CEO of InkPeace.

“Participants in this program not only raise badly needed funds for the classroom, but they also save money while helping the environment – a trifecta in this economic crisis”, says Hawkins.  

Although Hawkins’ background includes pioneering the first online travel booking site and developing a travel auction with eBay founder Pierre Omidyar more than a decade ago, his company has no plans to sell ink via the public internet.  Instead, InkPeace employs a private Intranet system enabling clients to order via customized e-order forms displaying only their own inventory of printers, faxes and copiers.  

InkPeace prides itself in being a community-oriented independent company.  “There is a difference between the faceless internet and big-box stores, and genuinely serving the community as an advisor when it comes to making an informed purchase”, says Hawkins.  ‘Very few people buy a printer without checking how much the consumable ink costs first.”.

InkPeace is partnering with LBUSD’s WRAP after school program to design and distribute inkjet cartridge recycling receptacles which will be distributed during the month of April in celebration of Earth Day 2009.  The WRAP (Winners Reaching Amazing Potential) program is funded by the After School Education and Safety Grant, 21 Century Community Learning Center and Community Development Block Grants and is operated in partnership with the Long Beach Unified School District.  

Although the inkjet cartridge recycling receptacles are being delivered to schools within the LBUSD, they are available to all schools and non-profit organizations on a first-come, first-served basis by contacting InkPeace.  

For interviews and further information about InkPeace and the Classroom Relief Project, go to or contact Mark Hawkins at 562-912-4657.

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InkPeace, LLC is a print management company with a retail location in Long Beach, California. The company specializes in manufacturing and distributing eco-friendly ink and toner products for printer, fax machines, and copiers. Non-profit fundraisers.

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