FundingFactory Donates $3,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank After Pledging to Contribute $1 for every 100 Recyclables Collected

ERIE, Pa. (Dec. 19, 2012) – FundingFactory participants collected nearly 300,000 recyclables through the ‘Care2Collect Just 1’ campaign in November. The nation’s largest fundraising by recycling program pledged to donate $1 for every 100 qualifying recyclables it received, raising $3,000 to support the Second Harvest Food Bank.

FundingFactory conducted the ‘Care2Collect Just 1’ campaign through November to help schools, nonprofits and businesses protect the environment while supporting their local communities. Participants were encouraged to simply recycle one e-waste item, such as a printer cartridge or cell phone, through FundingFactory, and to donate one non-perishable food item to their local food bank. With the $3,000 donation, Second Harvest Food Bank will be able to provide approximately 66 families of four with one month’s worth of groceries.

“We are so grateful for the contributions of thousands of participants nationwide,” said Sean Michaels, president of FundingFactory. “Because of their participation, we were able to make a significant donation to the Second Harvest Food Bank and local food banks across the country, and prevent thousands of pounds of e-waste from being discarded into landfills. It was great to see so many FundingFactory participants come together to support this charitable and eco-friendly cause.”

FundingFactory enables participants to recycle used printer cartridges, cell phones and other small electronics to earn cash or points redeemable for new technology and equipment. In addition, the FundingFactory program supports schools in implementing green practices and teaching students how to be environmentally responsible citizens. Businesses can also participate for free to collect and donate recyclables on behalf of participants.

To learn more about ‘Care2Collect Just 1’ campaign results and to view an image gallery of participant donations for the campaign, visit

About FundingFactory
Since its inception in 1997, FundingFactory has provided more than $31 million in funding to more than 50,000 schools and nonprofit organizations across the U.S., and saved 30 million pounds of waste from landfills. FundingFactory is a free recycling fundraiser for schools, nonprofits, and charities. Participating organizations can earn points redeemable for cash or products by recycling used inkjet and toner cartridges, cell phones, and small electronics collected from their communities and supporters. FundingFactory is a program of Environmental Reclamation Services, LLC, a Clover Technologies Group company. Headquartered in Erie, Pa., ERS is an R2-certified, ISO 14001-2004-certified, Zero Landfill Initiative company with more than 99 percent of its incoming material having been reused or recycled in 2011.

Media Contacts

• Erika Dauber, FundingFactory, 814-464-1826,

• Kristen Plemon, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-216-7300 x18,

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