By focusing on education and providing humanitarian aid to those in need, we can help address many of the world’s challenges.
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Lexington, Kentucky (Vocus) December 14, 2009
The Alltech-Muhammad Ali Center Global Education and Charitable Fund recently launched a cell phone recycling program. The program was created to allow individuals to give the gift of affordable communication to others in third world countries where having a new phone is a luxury. Proceeds from the sale of the phones will go to the Fund which raises money to support a range of educational and humanitarian initiatives around the world. Click here to see how you can donate.
President and founder of Alltech, Dr. Pearse Lyons spoke of the program, “by focusing on education and providing humanitarian aid to those in need, we can help address many of the world’s challenges.”
Greg Roberts, president and CEO of the Muhammad Ali Center, added that “the Center is proud to be involved in a project that combines charitable efforts with wise environmental practices, and we are honored to further Muhammad’s legacy of giving back.”
On November 23rd, USA Today published a Sports Weekly Special Edition featuring Muhammad Ali and includes in the supplement, a postage paid envelope to be used for the cell phone recycling program. Individuals can use this envelope and mail their old cell phones to Alltech where the phones will be reset and wiped clean of their memory. Phones are then refurbished and sold to people in third world countries. The phones that aren’t used are broken down to their individual components and recycled.
To participate in this program mail any cell phone to:
3031 Catnip Hill Pike
Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356
Alltech is a global animal health company providing natural, nutritional feed supplements to the challenges facing animal agriculture in 120 countries around the world. The company is the proud sponsor of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010™ to be held in Lexington, Kentucky from September 25 to October 10, 2010.
The Muhammad Ali Center is a cultural attraction and international education center that is inspired by the ideals of Muhammad Ali. Featuring 2 ½ levels of award-winning exhibits, educational and public programming, and global initiatives, the Ali Center reaches beyond its physical walls to fulfill its mission: To preserve and share the legacy and ideals of Muhammad Ali, to promote respect, hope and understanding, and to inspire adults and children everywhere to be as great as they can be.