DC helps fund community scholarship by recycling office printer cartridges
Erin Altland, DC of Williamstown Chiropractic Center in Williamstown, Pa., had for years heard about Funding Factory’s program of recycling printer cartridges that gave schools and non-profits the opportunity to earn money without selling products. She decided that it was time to put her used cartridges where they could make a difference.
Dr. Altland joined an effort of nearly 50,000 organizations participating in Funding Factory, the company credited with inventing the concept of fundraising through recycling -- which, since 1998, has resulted in keeping approximately 26 million printer cartridges from entering our nation’s landfills.
"This program is simple, convenient and free," said Altland. "I was looking for another fundraiser to add revenue to a scholarship fund that one of our area non-profit organizations created for high-school kids, yet didn’t have time to plan an event, organize a committee, etc. Funding Factory has been and continues to be a great way to add dollars to the fund without much time or effort," she added. "To think, we can create money by something we were going to just throw away!"
As the former executive board president of Rainbow Valley Business Women’s Group, she reached out to partner with this community organization to help contribute. She went further, asking her office staff and patients to help share the word in the community, and bring cartridges to Williamstown Chiropractic Center. Their efforts have brought a collection enabling the group to offer a $1,000 scholarship to a college-bound student annually.
For information about getting your office signed up, visit www.fundingfactory.com.
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