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October 22nd, 2013
Press Release: e-Cycle Helps Raise More Than $100k for Levine Children’s Hospital Through Cell Phone Buyback and Golf Outing Proceeds
Partnering with a prominent North Carolina financial institution, the e-Cycle Foundation donated more than $112,000 to the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at Levine Children’s Hospital from proceeds generated from cell phone recycling and the Sweet Baby Caroline (SBC) Golf Outing. The SBC golf outing, presented by e-Cycle, was held on October 3, 2013, at The Golf Club at Ballantyne in Charlotte, N.C.
On behalf of the financial institution, the e-Cycle Foundation donated more than $87,000 to Levine’s Children’s Hospital on revenues generated solely from e-Cycle’s cell phone buyback program. The additional donation dollars were raised from the SBC charity golf outing.
Each year, the SBC golf outing is held in honor of Caroline Jackson, who was born with a complex congenital heart defect and tragically lost her fight after 103 days in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. The goal of the event is to help children like Caroline battle heart defects.
“The money raised from this event will help save the lives of children today, tomorrow and in the future,” said Michael Jackson, father of Caroline.
The e-Cycle Foundation was created to provide businesses a simple way to make tax-deductible donations from revenues generated through mobile buyback and recycling. With ever increasing budget constraints, wireless reuse and recycling offers an innovative solution for businesses to enhance their corporate-caring initiatives.
“Many of our clients are trying to find new ways to give back to their community,” said Tonia Irion, e-Cycle founder and president. “The e-Cycle Foundation meets that need by allowing businesses to raise money for charities through wireless recycling, while protecting the environment and their bottom line.”
e-Cycle has been giving to the Levine Children’s Hospital for several years through proceeds generated from wireless recycling. The hospital includes more than 30 pediatric specialties and has received national recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.”
About Levine Children’s Hospital
Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Children’s Hospital is a 234-bed hospital in Charlotte, N.C., located on the main campus of Carolinas Medical Center. It is the most comprehensive facility of its type between Atlanta and Washington D.C. Levine Children’s Hospital is also home to the Ricky Hendrick Centers for Intensive Care, which supports pediatric intensive and cardiovascular surgery patients. Just five years after opening, the hospital has grown to include more than 30 pediatric specialties and has received national recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” in five different categories.
e-Cycle helps organizations and individuals take a more responsible, secure and cost-effective approach to wireless recycling. The company collects wireless phones from businesses and major organizations, reimbursing them for devices that retain value and recycling all others at no charge. The information on every phone is either deleted or destroyed through the industry’s most rigorous data security measures. Through the e-Cycle Foundation, organizations can use proceeds from their wireless buyback and recycling programs to make tax-deductible donations to the charities of their choice. More information is available at www.e-Cycle.com.