City of Hope is partnering with the Irwindale Chamber of Commerce (COC) to launch a toner cartridge and cell phone recycling initiative to raise funds for the Irwindale Education Foundation scholarship program.
“This program not only supports much needed scholarships for Irwindale students, it also protects our environment,” said Kristen Pugh, associate vice president for government and community relations at City of Hope. “We are always looking for ways to partner with the community, and this program is a perfect opportunity to do so.”
The Irwindale COC expects to collect 78 cents of every dollar generated from recycling the toner cartridges and cell phones. The Irwindale Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization open to residents and immediate family members of those working in Irwindale, will receive all funds from the program. The foundation awards scholarships in August each year. Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000 per qualified applicant.
The Irwindale COC has provided recycling boxes that have been placed around the City of Hope campus in the following locations:
- Administrative Copy Room
- Blood Donor Center
- Creative Services
- Development Headquarters (11th and 12th floors)
- Graff Library
- Hope and Parsons Village
- Print Shop
- Purchasing Lobby
- Warsaw Medical Office Building/Kaplan
- Women’s Health Center
Those interested in having recycled boxes placed in their offices or buildings can contact Material Services at ext. 62211. More information about the program is available on the Web at www.irwindalechamber.com.