Electronics Recycling Fundraiser Benefits Camp

Camp Good Days in New York state receives $12,640 from Sunnking Inc.

August 5, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
Electronics Personnel
Brockport, N.Y.-based Sunnking Inc. has raised more than $12,640 during its 2013 E-Scrap 4 Camp drive. 

The company, in partnership with Camp Good Days and Special Times, created the program three years ago to facilitate the recycling of old electronics from participating locations in the New York cities of Buffalo and Rochester. The funds generated through the drive help to fund Camp Good Days and Special Times, headquartered in Mendon, N.Y., which is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, adults and families whose lives have been touched by cancer and other life challenges.

The program collected more than 421,000 pounds of electronics in 2013. Since its inception in 2011, E-Scrap 4 Camp has recycled a total of 991,006 pounds of electronics, with Sunnking donating more than $30,000 to Camp Good Times. A complete list of participants and weight of electronics collected can be found by visiting http://sunnking.com/2013-e-scrap-4-camp-results/.

During the month of April, Sunnking provided free supplies and free pickups to participating organizations in the Buffalo and Rochester areas. Organizations were encouraged to collect old and unwanted electronics from employees, friends and family; Sunnking made a monetary donation to Camp Good Days for every pound of electronics recycled.  2013 marked the first year that Rochester organizations were included in the campaign, and as a result an additional 102,900 pounds of electronics were collected.

“Once again we are thrilled with this year’s participation and growth in the E-Scrap 4 Camp program,” says Adam Shine, director of business development at Sunnking. “The level of support that Sunnking experienced from the community to help raise money for Camp Good Days was overwhelming.  With the combined efforts of the participating organizations throughout Buffalo and Rochester, we were able to beat last year’s donation. Many children facing the harsh realities of cancer will now have the ability to participate in year-round activities with Camp Good Days to help take their minds off of their unfortunate circumstances. We are excited to continue this program again in 2014.”

He adds, “Next year we want to push to make it bigger and better so that no child has to endure cancer alone.”

Gary Mervis, chairman and founder of Camp Good Days, says, “We are so grateful that Sunnking chose Camp Good Days as the beneficiary of E-Scrap for Camp again this year, as all of the programs and services we provide here at Camp Good Days for children and families whose lives have been touched by cancer are offered free of charge for the participants. This is only possible because of the generous support from so many, like everyone at Sunnking and all those who contributed to E-Scrap for Camp.” 

With facilities located in Buffalo and Brockport, N.Y., Sunnking specializes in collecting, refurbishing, reselling and recycling electronic products from residential and commercial customers. 

Mervis started Camp Good Days and Special Times in 1979 following the diagnosis of his youngest daughter, Teddi, with a malignant brain tumor. Providing residential camping programs and year-round recreational and support activities and events, Camp Good Days has served more than 44,000 campers from 22 states and 28 foreign countries.