Do you have unwanted empty printer cartridges? Don’t throw them away, donate them to Cartridges For A Cure to help find a cure for childhood cancers.
Hi! My name is Eli Kahn and I am 18 years old. I am now a freshman at Davidson College and graduated from Gilman School in Baltimore last year. I started Cartridges For A Cure in 2003 to raise money for the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center because I am a Leukemia survivor. Originally, I started Cartridges For A Cure to fulfill a requirement for my Bar Mitzvah in the spring of 2004, but after its immediate success I decided to continue the program.
When I first started my project I was only planning to raise $1,800 by the time of my Bar Mitzvah, but in the 5 years of the program I have raised nearly $90,000 dollars for cancer research and have kept more than 14,0000 cartridges out of landfills. My project has gotten much bigger since I started and now people all over the country from New York and Florida to California are recycling their Cartridges For A Cure.
My project serves the community on two fronts because it not only raises money for cancer research but also protects the environment by keeping thousands of used printer cartridges out of landfills where they would pollute the earth. Although in recent months the average proceeds have become smaller since the remanufactured cartridge industry has also taken a hit from the tough economic situation, Cartridges For A Cure is still up and running and I plan to continue the project for as long as I can. My project has been the subject of articles in many publications including The Jewish Times, The Baltimore Sun, Cure Magazine, as well as many others. Because of Cartridges For A Cure, I have also received accolades and awards from various organizations including Volvo Cars of North America, The Daily Record, Gilman School, The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), as well as others.
The cartridges recycled through Cartridges For A Cure are sent to a recycling company called Empties4Cash based in California. Simply fill out the form below and you will receive postage paid FedEx labels that you can place on any empty box that you have filled with your empty inkjet cartridges. Thanks again!
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To learn more about pediatric oncology research at Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, please go to here. If you'd like more information about my project, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANKS to all the people who are helping me raise money by donating their used cartridges, including family and friends, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Goucher College, Gilman School, law firms, businesses, non-profit organizations and people all over the country. Add your name to the list!
THANK YOU for donating your CARTRIDGES FOR A CURE!!
Eli B. Kahn