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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