New Partnership Allows for More Technology in Schools

Digital Wish & CFK have partnered to create Recycle Forward, a program that allows schools to raise money for new technology by recycling used electronics (cell phones, laptops, printer cartridges, digital cameras, etc.).
By: cfktoday
April 5, 2010 - PRLog -- Recycle Forward, a new partnership between CFK and Digital Wish, allows schools to raise money for new technology by recycling used electronics. Participants collect used electronics from their school, homes, businesses, and communities. The electronics are recycled, and their market value is put towards new technology for the school. All of the money earned is matched 2-10% by Digital Wish, and schools can create their own "Digital Wish List," similar to an online registry.
 Schools can register for free at Recycle Forward provides all materials for starting a recycling campaign free of charge. Fliers, posters, and collection boxes are provided to help participants spread the word, and prepaid shipping labels are provided to send items to CFK's recycling warehouse. CFK recycles the items, and deposits their market value directly in the school's Digital Wish account. Teachers can use the funds to purchase needed technology items, ranging from hardware and software to books and internet services.

  This new partnership is poised to assist many under-served schools in desperate need of new/more technology for their classroom. By recycling items that are usually thrown away, participants are helping to keep dangerous electronics out of landfills, while at the same time getting free money for their school.

About CFK
CFK  (Cartridges for Kids) is a recycling program that pays schools cash for cell phones, laser/inkjet cartridges, laptops, digital cameras, iPods, PDAs, video games & consoles, DVDs and GPS devices. For over 10 years they have been working with schools to fundraise through electronics recycling, helping them earn over $13 million to date.

About Digital Wish
Digital Wish is a non-profit working to modernize classrooms and prepare students for tomorrow's workforce. They provide a platform for educators to develop technology wish lists, collaborate and share projects and ideas, and purchase technology. Digital Wish has streamlined the process of giving, allowing large and small-scale donors to directly impact their local schools.

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CFK was launched nationwide in 1999.  Since its inception, this recycling program for schools and non-profits has helped organizations fundraise over $13 million. CFK is free for participants, and dedicated to recycling or reusing responsibly.
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Industry:Education, Electronics, Environment
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