*NEWS*CASH FOR CRITTERS
*NEWS*CASH FOR CRITTERS
2006-05-09 at 10:52:00 am #15382
Cash for Critter …. http://www.cashforcritters.com
What is it?
Cash for Critters is a fundraising program – - one of the easiest and fastest ways to raise funds available today! With this program, your organization collects empty ink jet, laser printer cartridges and digital cell phones. We pay you cash for the cartridges you collect — up to $4 for ink jets ($2 for most), $1-12 for lasers based on styles and $2.50 for each digital cell phone.
Who can participate?
Any organization, either for profit or nonprofit, needing to raise funds. That includes all animal rescue groups, animal rights groups, animal protection agencies, animal shelters, and animal welfare groups or any kind of nonprofit organization wanting to raise money.
How does it work?
It’s so easy… that’s one of the best features of this program!
For your ink jet empties : We supply you with a postage paid collection box. When your box is full, you just pop it in the mail along with a completed form giving us your name, address, etc. Within 14 business days of receipt of your box, we’ll send you a check for the cartridges you’ve collected. It’s really that easy.
laser cartridges to help control our shipping costs.
For your laser empties : Place your laser cartridges in any corrugated box. We pay all shipping costs for your laser empties. All you need to do to produce your shipping label is to go to our website, http://www.ckarecycleaid.com/label.htm and click on the UPS logo. The payment process is the same for lasers and ink jets. Once we’ve received your empties – we send you a check.For your Digital Cell Phones: Simply put them in a plastic bag to protect them from toner dust and ink and put them in the box of laser cartridges you’re shipping. Please DO NOT put cell phones in the small ink jet box. Cell phones that are mailed in our small ink jet box or mailer bags will receive $1.50 each.
Important note: To keep costs down, please be sure to take the cartridges out of the original box and remove any extra packaging materials. Find a box that will hold at least 5 cartridges before you request the label. Box must weigh a minimum of 10 pounds!
Your organization can also request pre-paid mail envelopes to hand out to members and volunteers. The envelopes will come with a small display box and all your organization needs to do is add your return address so we know where to send the check! The mailer envelopes will hold one or two cartridges and are perfect to hand out to people during adoption days or other promotions that you might do. We’ve had some groups even mail them out to all of their members so when they have an empty cartridge at home they’ll just pop it in the mail.
Do you have any larger size collection boxes available?
We sure do! In fact, we’ve designed a large size collection box which is also a display fixture complete with color graphics promoting the program. These collection/display boxes would be appropriate for any organizations which have one or more physical plant locations, such as shelters. These boxes would also be appropriate to take to trade shows, pet adoption days, etc. We are hoping to partner with some of the national pet stores to encourage them to keep a collection box in each of their retail locations, too. Requests for the large size collection/display boxes may be made by e-mail to email@example.com after a 90 day initial commitment to the program.
What cartridges are included?
For ink jet cartridges: There are over 150 different styles of ink jet cartridges being used today. Since we accept most of these styles, we find it easier to give you a list of the cartridges we do not accept. In fact, we’ve designed a two-page flyer to help you identify the cartridges we do not accept. A general rule for ink jet cartridges is that we only accept the styles, which can be recycled. That means that the cartridge will have some type of electronic circuitry (copper strips or visible electronic circuits) somewhere on the cartridge.
“Throwaway” styles are those, which do not have any circuitry and are not recyclable. We DO NOT accept any cartridges made by or for EPSON ink jet printers because all Epson ink jet cartridges are “throwaway styles.” We also do not accept certain obsolete cartridges, which cannot be sold due to their very small number of end users. If you find you have questions about a particular style, you can also consult our Cartridges We Don’t Accept flyer to see the photos of the styles we do not accept. We will also identify each cartridge we are unable to accept from every order you send to help you sort through your cartridges before shipping future orders. An updated list of the cartridges we accept can be downloaded from our website.
For laser cartridges: We will provide you with a list by cartridge model # of all the laser cartridges we accept, along with the price we pay for each of these styles. This information is also available on our website.
Where can I find these cartridges?
There are more than 100 million printers installed in homes and businesses today – - 70% of them are ink jets and most of the rest are lasers. So you’ll find you won’t have to look far to find empties. Encourage your members to check at their homes, businesses, and with their friends, relatives, and neighbors to collect empty cartridges.
Why should you participate in this program?
We’ve made this one of the easiest and most cost effective fundraisers available today. We pay all the program costs, so it requires no investment by your organization.