Reusable Planet Enters Fundraising Partnership with Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland

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Visitors to the Boys and Girls Clubs website can click on a Reusable Planet button to buy ink cartridges. A percentage goes to the club.

Reusable Planet, a web-based business that offers schools, club and other organizations an earth-friendly way to raise money, announced today that it has entered into a fund-raising partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland.

Under the agreement, a Reusable Planet button will be added to the Boys and Girls Club’ website, http://www.boysandgirlsclubs.info. Visitors to the website will be able to click on a Reusable Planet button and then buy printer ink cartridges from the Reusable Planet website, http://www.reusableplanet.com. For every $10 worth of ink cartridges purchased, the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland will receive $1.

“It’s a win-win agreement, and we’re excited about this new way to raise money for our programs,” said Carl Porter, the club’s Teen Center director. “We hope to raise several thousand dollars every year through this partnership with Reusable Plant.”

The agreement is typical of how schools, club, non-profits and other organizations can raise money by partnering with Reusable Planet, said Dan Salazar, Reusable Planet’s president.

“Groups like the Boys Club and Girls Clubs of Cleveland have been working hard to raise funds in all kinds of ways for many years,” Salazar said. “We envisioned something a little different – fund-raising that generates much-needed money while actually helping the environment at the same time.”

Reusable Planet offers remanufactured inkjet cartridges and toners. It also provides a recycling program to keep printer ink cartridges out of landfills.

The agreement with Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland is unique because it is a partnership that involves additional community members. Brewer Broadcasting plans to publicize the agreement on its radio stations, and will post information about the program on its websites, Alive 105 WALV-FM (http://www.alive105.com), Cat Country 93.9 WAYA-FM (http://www.catcountry939.com), 95.3 Jack-FM WHJK-FM (http://www.953jackfm.com), and WBAC-AM (http://www.wbacradio.com).The Keystone Club, a Boys and Girls Club organization that teaches business and leadership principles to teens, will help market the program.

Salazar will help mentor the youngsters as they put together a marketing plan for the inkjet program.

“The kids have already come up with some very exciting ideas,” Salazar said.

Personal computers have greatly increased productivity, but one downside is the sheer number of old ink cartridges that get thrown away. Industry experts estimate about a million ink cartridges are thrown away every single day; less than 10 percent are recycled.

To learn more about inkjet recycling, fund-raising and Reusable Planet, visit http://www.reusableplanet.com.

ABOUT REUSABLE PLANET

Reusable Planet is a web-based business that offers enlightened – and fun – new ways for schools and other organizations to raise money while being kind to the environment. Youngsters can raise money while “giving back” to their community and the environment. To learn more, visit http://www.reusableplanet.com.

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