e-Cycle Launches Nationwide Campaign to Reuse and Recycle for Autism Speaks

e-Cycle, the leading wireless buyback and recycling company, has partnered with Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, to launch Reuse and Recycle for Autism Speaks, a philanthropic wireless recycling campaign. The campaign begins April 1, during Autism Awareness Month, and will run through June 30, 2014. As part of the initiative, e-Cycle is asking businesses and organizations to donate their mobile phone buyback revenue to Autism Speaks through the e-Cycle Foundation.

Organizations may also donate used iPads through the campaign. Donated iPads will be wiped of all data using e-Cycle’s rigorous data security processes to be repurposed for Autism Speaks initiatives. iPads have proven to be an especially useful tool for improving communication, motor, and cognitive skills for individuals living with autism. They are portable, customizable, and the touchscreen is more accessible for children who have learning or coordination difficulties.

e-Cycle is kicking off its campaign by donating iPads to Nationwide Children’s Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, a member of Autism Speaks’ Autism Treatment Network. In addition, e-Cycle will maximize the amount of money raised for Autism Speaks through wireless buyback by contributing an additional $2 for every device received through the campaign between April 1 and June 30.

“Through our partnership with Autism Speaks, we’re providing businesses and organizations a means to make a difference on multiple levels,” said Tonia Irion, e-Cycle President. “They not only have the opportunity to protect the environment by recycling their enterprise wireless devices, but they also can support efforts to improve the lives of those on the autistic spectrum.”

“Autism Speaks is excited to join in this new partnership with e-Cycle as we kick off Autism Awareness Month in April,” said Alec M. Elbert, Autism Speaks’ chief strategy and development officer. “The donation of iPads has become one of our most popular and effective programs because of their value as a communication tool for kids and adults with autism.”

During the campaign, the e-Cycle Foundation will coordinate the tax-deductible mobile buyback donations for e-Cycle’s clients and write a check directly to Autism Speaks on their behalf.

To participate in Reuse and Recycle for Autism Speaks or to learn more, visit http://www.e-Cycle.com/AutismSpeaks.   

About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science, awareness and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Visit www.autismspeaks.org for more information.

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e-Cycle is the trusted wireless partner for many of the largest organizations in the world. As the first mobile recycling company to achieve e-Stewards certification, we adhere to the highest standards for environmental responsibility and worker health and safety. e-Cycle offers a simple, secure, environmentally responsible and profitable way for businesses to sell and recycle used mobile phones and tablets. Learn more at www.e-Cycle.com.

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e-Cycle is the trusted wireless partner for many of the largest organizations in the world. As the first mobile recycling company to achieve e-Stewards certification, we adhere to the highest standards for environmental responsibility and worker health and safety. e-Cycle offers a simple, secure, environmentally responsible and profitable way for businesses and consumers to sell and recycle used mobile phones and tablets. Learn more at www.e-Cycle.com.

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e-Cycle Supports JDRF and Recognizes T1D Day

e-Cycle, a proud supporter of JDRF, recognizes T1D Day in hopes of creating awareness and ultimately finding a cure. T1D is an autoimmune disease unrelated to diet and exercise that causes a life filled with carb counting, blood testing and insulin dosing. There are no days off with T1D.

JDRF is the only organization with a strategic plan to cure T1D. The organization has put $500 million into research and is currently conducting 52 human clinical trials.

e-Cycle is honored to be able to support these efforts. Last month, e-Cycle raised $2,632 internally to assist in finding a cure for T1D. e-Cycle has also helped their clients turn revenues generated from cell phone recycling into charitable donations to JDRF and other nonprofits through the e-Cycle Foundation.

Help JDRF as they turn type one into type none by donating the proceeds generated from recycling your mobile devices! For more information on this process, contact e-Cycle at gogreen@e-Cycle.com.

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e-Cycle is the trusted wireless partner for many of the largest organizations in the world. As the first mobile recycling company to achieve e-Stewards certification, we adhere to the highest standards for environmental responsibility and worker health and safety. e-Cycle offers a simple, secure, environmentally responsible and profitable way for businesses to sell and recycle used mobile phones and tablets. Learn more at www.e-Cycle.com.

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e-Cycle Donates More Than $87,000 for Levine Children’s Hospital Through Cell Phone Recycling

Partnering with a prominent national financial institution, the e-Cycle Foundation raised more than $112,000 for 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 from revenues generated solely from e-Cycle’s cell phone buyback program. The additional donation dollars were raised from the SBC charity golf outing.

The golf outing is held each year in memory 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 event aims 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 event featured a golf ball drop, in which 345 golf balls where dropped from a helicopter onto a green. Donna Swicegood, e-Cycle Account Manager, won the drop by purchasing the ball that landed closest to the hole. She donated half of her prize money, allowing proceeds of $4,837.50 to be given to the hospital.

“The decision to give back was easy. There was so much generosity from everyone, it was an automatic decision,” explained Donna.

The e-Cycle Foundation was established to provide businesses an innovative way to enhance their corporate giving. Through the Foundation, businesses are able to make tax-deductible donations from the revenue acquired through wireless buyback and recycling.

“Many of our mobile recycling 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 their needs by them to raise money for charities through wireless recycling buyback dollars while protecting the environment and their bottom line.”

For several years, e-Cycle has sponsored the golf outing and donated to the Levine Children’s Hospital through wireless recycling revenue. The hospital houses over 30 pediatric specialties and has received national recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.”

To learn more about charitable donations from cell phone recycling revenues and the e-Cycle Foundation, visit www.e-Cycle.com/foundation.

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e-Cycle is the trusted wireless partner for many of the largest organizations in the world. As the first mobile recycling company to achieve e-Stewards certification, we adhere to the highest standards for environmental responsibility and worker health and safety. e-Cycle offers a simple, secure, environmentally responsible and profitable way for businesses to sell and recycle used mobile phones and tablets. Learn more at www.e-Cycle.com.

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Citi’s Wireless Recycling “Drop Off” Program Donates $63,175 to Three Charities Through the e-Cycle Foundation

e-Cycle is proud to announce that through the e-Cycle Foundation, Citi donated a total of $63,175 to three outstanding charities. The means to make such a generous donation was achieved solely through the mobile buyback revenue generated from Citi’s wireless recycling program.

Citi recycled more than 7,000 no-longer-used mobile devices with e-Cycle between May 1 and July 15. The benefiting charities were

The Floating Hospital received $13,175 to accomplish their ongoing mission of providing healthcare to homeless families. To date, they have assisted 5 million of NYC’s most fragile families.

citi hunger project

The Hunger Project: Mary Ellen McNish, President & CEO, Irene Blake, Citi Wireless Campaign Coordinator, E-Cycle: Craig Wolpert, Citi Rudolph Scott, Wireless Site Coordinator, and Robert Strangio, Citi NA Mobile Manage, E-Cycle: Bradford Gold

The Hunger Project empowers men and women around the world to end their own hunger and poverty. They received $25,000 to assist in these admirable efforts.

Wounded Warrior Project has also received $25,000 to enable them to further their reach in helping injured heroes and their brave families.

e-Cycle has assisted numerous businesses in making charitable donations from revenues generated through mobile buyback and recycling. The recent establishment of the e-Cycle Foundation provides both businesses and individuals a simple means to make a powerful impact in their local and global communities.

By recycling and reusing their wireless devices in this campaign alone, Citi prevented the contamination of up to 282,680,000 gallons of water; prevented the release of 4.52 pounds of lead into environment; reduced greenhouse gas emission equal to taking 0.20 cars off the road for a year and saved energy to power a laptop for 310,948 hours and provide 1.28 households with electricity for an entire year.

Now in its seventh year, Citi’s “Wireless Drop-Off” is one of the ways they are working to promote environmental and social sustainability. To date, Citi has recycled more than 22,000 mobile devices through this program and donated $139,175 to various charitable organizations.

With ever increasing budget constraints, wireless reuse and recycling offers an innovative solution to enhance corporate-caring initiatives. The e-Cycle Foundation maximizes the money organizations raise through mobile asset recovery programs and writes a tax-deductible check on their behalf directly to the charities of their choice.

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e-Cycle is the trusted wireless mobile buyback and recycling partner for many of the largest organizations in the world. As the first mobile recycling company to achieve e-Stewards certification, we adhere to the highest standards for environmental responsibility and worker health and safety. e-Cycle offers a simple, secure, environmentally responsible and profitable way for businesses to sell and recycle used mobile phones and tablets. Learn more at www.e-Cycle.com.

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The Columbus Foundation Features e-Cycle Mobile Buyback and Recycling Founders

The Columbus Foundation featured e-Cycle wireless asset recovery and recycling founders, Chris and Tonia Irion, in their summer newsletter. The article, “Celebrating Homegrown Success Stories,” discusses how the Irions turned their passions for charitable giving, protecting the environment and technology into a successful business.

Founded in 2005, e-Cycle purchases nearly 500 types of used mobile phones and tablets that retain value and recycles all others at no charge. e-Cycle was the first wireless recycling company in the world to achieve e-Stewards certification, the global gold standard for environmental stewardship.

The article highlights one of e-Cycle’s most important core values, charitable giving:

In keeping with their goal of charitable giving, the Irions help companies maximize the amount of money they raise through mobile buyback and write a check directly to the charity of the company’s choice on its behalf.

“We’ve raised millions for our clients and their charities of choice and kept millions of devices out of landfills. Just this year alone, we’ll keep roughly four to five million phones and accessories out of landfills,” Chris said.

In January 2013, the Irions established the e-Cycle Foundation of The Columbus Foundation. e-Cycle clients can donate directly to the foundation and then suggest a charity to support with all or some of the money they recoup from their old devices.

To read the full article, click here.

To find out more about donating your used mobile phones and tablets to raise money for charity, visit www.e-Cycle.com.

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e-Cycle Mobile Buyback and Recycling Sponsors Mid-Ohio JDRF’s 2013 Promise Ball to Raise Money for Type 1 Diabetes

The Mid-Ohio JDRF’s 2013 Promise Ball: Faces of a Cure, sponsored by e-Cycle LLC, will be held on May 11, 2013 at The Ohio State University’s Ohio Union in the Archie Griffin Ballroom. The black-tie optional event begins with a VIP reception featuring guest speaker, Gene Smith, and continues with a cocktail reception, dinner and evening program with live and silent auctions followed by dancing and dessert.

e-Cycle has a history of working with JDRF and has a personal interest in the organization as company founders Christopher and Tonia Irion have a child with type 1 diabetes and have been long-time supporters of JDRF and their research initiatives to find a cure for this horribly debilitating disease. Tonia also serves on the board of the Mid-Ohio Chapter of JDRF. e-Cycle supports the JDRF through the e-Cycle Foundation.

All proceeds from the ball benefit the JDRF, whose mission is to improve the lives of those affected by type 1 diabetes by finding a cure and developing better treatment for patients.

For more information on this event and to purchase tickets, please visit https://jdrf-midohio.ejoinme.org/?tabid=433157

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e-Cycle Mobile Buyback and Recycling Teams Up with the St. Louis Cardinals to Recycle Fans’ Used Cell Phones

e-Cycle, the leading mobile buyback, data security and recycling company, is excited to announce our partnership with the St. Louis Cardinals to celebrate Earth Day and participate in the organization’s 4th annual Green Week. e-Cycle will be on-site collecting used cell phones at Busch Stadium April 26, 27 and 28, when the Cardinals play host to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

An e-Stewards certified recycler, e-Cycle provides the industry’s highest standards for the reuse and recycling of electronic devices and protecting private data. When fans turn in their used phones, e-Cycle will remove all sensitive data and recycle the devices.

All proceeds from the cell phones collected will go to Cardinals Care, the team’s nonprofit foundation dedicated to caring for kids. All donations will be processed through the e-Cycle Foundation, e-Cycle’s non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating charitable giving through revenues generated from mobile recycling programs.

To help encourage fan participation, e-Cycle’s Founder and CEO, Christopher Irion will throw the ceremonial first pitch at Saturday’s game.

“We consider it a tremendous honor to work with such a storied franchise as the St. Louis Cardinals,” Irion said. “The team’s commitment to green initiatives aligns with our goal of minimizing the amount of e-waste that accumulates from millions of discarded mobile devices.”

Irion added, “I’m working on my curve ball and am confident it will hit the strike zone.”

Since 2012, e-Cycle has recycled more than 1 million mobile devices for enterprise clients, kept more than 250,000 pounds of toxic e-waste out of landfills and greatly reduced unnecessary carbon emissions and energy waste through reuse of mobile devices. Since 2008, the Cardinals have diverted nearly 2,000 tons of solid waste from local landfills and Busch Stadium continues to work towards become more energy efficient.

e-Cycle helps organizations take a more responsible, secure and profitable approach to wireless mobile asset-recovery and recycling. e-Cycle collects used mobile phones and tablets, reimbursing businesses for devices that retain value and recycling all others at no charge. The information on every device is removed using the industry’s most rigorous mobile data security measures.

Visit www.e-Cycle.com to sell and recycle your mobile devices and learn out more about recycling for charity.

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e-Cycle Mobile Recycling Company Launches Nationwide Campaign to Raise Funds for Type 1 Diabetes Research During National Diabetes Month

The leading mobile buyback and recycling company is encouraging businesses and organizations to donate a portion of their mobile buyback revenue to support the cause.

e-Cycle, the leading mobile buyback and recycling company, is encouraging businesses and organizations to help raise funds for type 1 diabetes research during National Diabetes Month in November.

As part of the initiative, e-Cycle is asking its clients to donate a portion of their mobile buyback revenue to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). e-Cycle has a history of working with JDRF and has a personal interest in the organization, as company founders Christopher and Tonia Irion have a child with type 1 diabetes. Tonia also serves on the board of the Mid-Ohio Chapter of JDRF.

e-Cycle has assisted numerous businesses and organizations with charitable giving solutions through wireless recycling. During the campaign, e-Cycle will maximize the amount of money raised through mobile buyback, coordinate the donations on behalf of clients and write a check directly to the JDRF on their behalf.

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes research. The goal of its research is to improve the lives of all people affected by type 1 diabetes by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating and preventing the disease. Visit http://www.jdrf.org for more information.

The effort comes at a time when there will be a greater focus on recycling, as November 15 is America Recycles Day.

“We’re providing businesses and organizations with an avenue to make a difference on multiple levels,” said Tonia Irion, e-Cycle president. “They not only have the opportunity to protect the environment by recycling their enterprise mobile devices, but they also can support efforts to improve type 1 diabetes treatment and find a cure.”

This most recent campaign continues e-Cycle’s history of charitable giving to JDRF as well as other worthy causes. Earlier this year, e-Cycle partnered with Ford Motor Company on a program in which thousands of employees at Ford facilities across the U.S. are collecting their personal mobile phones for shipment to e-Cycle. For each phone collected from August through December, e-Cycle is donating $1 to JDRF. In October, e-Cycle joined with a prominent financial institution to raise nearly $96,000 for the Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, N.C., through a mobile recycling program and golf charity event.

“JDRF is honored to have a partner in e-Cycle and the Irion’s. Tonia’s work on our Board is invaluable. She is raising the awareness of the need for research funding for type 1 diabetes in Central Ohio,” said Cathy Paessun, JDRF Mid-Ohio’s Executive Director.

About e-Cycle
e-Cycle helps organizations take a more responsible, secure and profitable approach to wireless mobile phone recycling. e-Cycle collects used mobile devices from businesses and organizations, reimbursing them for mobile devices that retain value and recycling all others at no charge. The information on every wireless phone is either deleted or destroyed using the industry’s most rigorous data security measures. For more information, visit www.e-Cycle.com.

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e-Cycle Raises $95,000 for Levine Children’s Hospital Through Mobile Phone Recycling

Wireless recycling company partners with prominent financial institution to donate over $95 thousand dollars to Charlotte Hospital

The 6th Annual Levine Children’s Hospital Golf Outing, presented by e-Cycle, was held on October 4, 2012 at The Golf Club at Ballantyne in Charlotte, North Carolina. Partnering with a prominent financial institution, e-Cycle was able to raise $95,978.97 for the Levine Children’s Hospital through a mobile recycling program.

The amount that was raised more than doubled the $44,867 mobile phone recycling donation e-Cycle made to the Levine Children’s Hospital at last year’s event. All the funds raised from this charity golf outing will be used towards the purchase of a transport islolette for the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery.

e-Cycle has assisted numerous businesses in making charitable donations from revenues generated through mobile buyback and recycling. With ever increasing budget constraints, wireless reuse and recycling offers an innovative solution to enhance corporate-caring initiatives. e-Cycle maximizes the money organizations raise through mobile asset recovery programs and writes a check on their behalf directly to the charity of their choice.

“e-Cycle was established on three founding principles – a passion for the environment, a love of technology and a devotion to charitable giving,” said Christopher Irion, e-Cycle founder and CEO, “Many of our mobile recycling clients are trying to find new ways to give back to the community through philanthropy and charitable contributions and wireless recycling allows businesses to raise money for charities while protecting the environment and their bottom line.”

To find out more about cell phone recycling for charity, visit www.e-Cycle.com.

About Levine’s Children’s Hospital
Levine Children’s Hospital is a 234-bed hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina, located on the main campus of Carolinas Medical Center. Since opening in December 2007, the hospital has grown to include more than 30 pediatric specialties and has already received national distinction by U.S. News & World Report as one of Americas Best Children’s Hospitals for treatment of kidney disorders.

About e-Cycle
e-Cycle helps organizations take a more responsible, secure and cost-effective approach to mobile phone and tablet 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. For more information, visit www.e-Cycle.com.

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e-Cycle Joins with Ford Motor Company to Raise Funds for Type 1 Diabetes Research Through Mobile Phone Recycling

The leading mobile buyback and recycling company will donate $1 to JDRF for each mobile phone collected at Ford locations nationwide.

e-Cycle, the first mobile buyback and recycling company to receive the stringent e-Stewards certification, will partner with Ford Motor Company this August on a month-long initiative to raise funds for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research while recycling wireless phones.

“We look forward to working with e-Cycle and JDRF on this important initiative to raise funds for diabetes research,” said Robert Brown, vice president, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering, Ford Motor Company. “By involving everyone in the effort, we are making our collective commitment to this cause while encouraging environmental responsibility.”

As part of the program, thousands of employees at Ford buildings and plants across the U.S. will collect their personal mobile phones for shipment to e-Cycle’s facility, where the data will be removed using the most rigorous security measures and the devices will be recycled to the highest environmental standards.

e-Cycle will cover the cost of shipping and donate $1 to JDRF for each device recycled. Ford sites will compete to see which one can collect the most phones and raise the most money.

“JDRF is proud to have the support of both Ford Motor Company and e-Cycle through this partnership campaign,” said Gael Sandoval, senior account manager, Ford Global Action Team, JDRF.  “This collaborative effort will generate the dollars needed to help continue the funding of T1D research.

T1D affects both Ford employees and their families. e-Cycle also has a personal tie to JDRF, as company founders Chris and Tonia Irion have a child with T1D. Tonia serves on the board of the Mid-Ohio Chapter of JDRF.

“We are excited to be partnering with Ford and its employees in support of JDRF’s commitment to finding better treatments and a cure,” said Tonia Irion, e-Cycle vice president. “This initiative means a tremendous amount to all those who are living with type 1 diabetes.”

e-Cycle is a leader in helping companies and organizations to achieve responsible, secure and cost-effective mobile recycling. This initiative with Ford is the first employee-driven mobile buyback and recycling fundraiser undertaken by e-Cycle. Last year, e-Cycle raised $19,000 for JDRF by making a donation for phones purchased or recycled over the course of one week.

Ford Motor Company is proud to be the number one global partner of JDRF. The company created the Ford Global Action Team in 1998 to promote friendly competition among Ford sites to raise funds for JDRF.  Since its inception, Ford, along with business partners such as the UAW, BP, Mazda, ADESA and WPP, has contributed over $39 Million directly to JDRF to fund research.

e-Cycle believes the partnership with Ford is a model for how mobile buyback and recycling can serve as a foundation for corporate caring initiatives.

“With the help of e-Cycle, companies can promote data security and environmental responsibility while supporting causes that are important to their employees and customers,” said e-Cycle CEO Chris Irion. “For charities, this kind of partnership provides an opportunity to enhance their revenue streams.”

About JDRF

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (t1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents and adults with this disease, JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. Visit http://www.jdrf.org.

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