A start-up company local to Southwestern Pennsylvania is running a unique program to keep their business clients’ waste out of landfills while at the same time assisting their great local non-profit charitable partner. Cartridge for a cause, in business less than a year, recycles empty/surplus ink and toner cartridges and cell phones at no charge to their 100 plus business clients. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from the product is donated to their main charity partner Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. The Food Bank is instrumental in getting help to needy families in 11 counties throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Cartridge for a cause delivers recycling bins to their clients throughout Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas and picks up the product when it the bins fill up. So instead of a client tossing a used toner cartridge or cell phone into the trash, they simply place the items in the provided recycling bins. This has been a popular program since the onset, and cartridge for a cause has bins in local hospitals, malls, schools and many business offices. Maybe the biggest draw to the program is that all of this is done at no charge to a company that participates. So cartridge for a cause does all of the work and their clients are a part of a program that is helping families throughout the region.
cartridge for a cause posts regular updates on their website about how the program is going and they send out regular updates to their partners who participate. To date the contributions have resulted in the equivalent of OVER 6,900 MEALS donated to the Food Bank. This is a great way to let those involved that their contributions are definitely making a difference.
Because of the rapid growth of cfac they are currently in need of a larger vehicle or work van to keep up with their growing client base. This will allow for more daily pickups and larger accounts which in turn will result in higher donations to the Food Bank. To offset the cost of a new work van and operating costs the company has created a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo that can be found here.
The company is offering “perks” such as t-shirts, post’-cards, tickets to a Pittsburgh Steelers game, and even sponsored advertising on the new work van. With each “perk” selected a donation will also be made to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. To make a contribution to the campaign you can simply go here.