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Now That You Have Your New Gadgets

Recycle Your Old Ones

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We've all seen the news and know of the tough economic times. Here at STANDUP FOR KIDS we're reminded of the more than 1.3 million homeless and street kids in the US that face these pressures and worse; everyday of their lives. Even though the times are hard, STANDUP FOR KIDS cannot falter in its mission of seeking out and assisting America's homeless and at-risk youth.

So this year the help that we're asking for doesn't have to come from your wallet.

During the Holiday Season I'm sure most families, like mine, received several new electronic items, you can recycle your old ones and help us help homeless and street kids from the proceeds. STANDUP FOR KIDS has partnered with Gazelle.com, the leading online marketplace for trading in old electronics, to turn old gadgets into cash donations allowing us to start-up in new cities and reaching more kids.

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What is Gazelle?
Gazelle is the fastest, easiest way for you to turn electronics you are no longer using into donations for STANDUP FOR KIDS. The Environmental Protection Agency reported that in 2005 the U.S. alone generated 2.6 million tons of eWaste. You can help turn this problem into a solution by encouraging people to donate their unused gadgets to Gazelle and having the proceeds sent to STANDUP FOR KIDS. Gazelle accepts cell phones, laptops, digital cameras, camcorders, MP3 players, gaming systems, GPS devices, satellite radios, and external hard drives.

Your donation of old electronics will not only allow you to clean out some clutter, but also help the environment and allows STANDUP FOR KIDS to offset the downward slide in monetary donations during these tough economic times.

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WAYS YOU CAN HELP

Gather your old electronics and click on the image to GET STARTED. Gazelle will send you a box if needed and a prepaid shipping label so that it cost you nothing. Forward this email to your friends and family and encourage them to join you in helping to save a kid's life.

Get your school, classroom, club, office, place of business or place of worship to collect used electronics and send them in. The shipping and boxes are still prepaid - even if you collect a ton!

cell@standupforkids.org • StandUp For Kids

Comments

consolata's picture

Great One

Hi ENIE,
This really a great way of clearing peoples home while helping less privalledged children to also have a chance to live their lives to the fullest.
We have been doing the same here in our country and its really encouraging to learn that people are learning the skills of giving. Initially it was really hard to tell people to give the things they are not using. People had an attachement to the old items.
Hope with time it will be natural for the society to feel that giving is part of them.
Keep up the good works.
Regards,
Consolata

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