Rotary Club Of South Placer To Collect E-Waste At Wildcats Vs. Thunder Inaugural Game
E-waste funds will empower people with developmental disabilities.
- Sacramento, CA (1888PressRelease) August 14, 2010 - Local residents can discard electronic waste while cheering on the Whitney Junior Wildcats and Rocklin Junior Thunder at their inaugural game Sept. 4. The Rotary Club of South Placer will collect e-waste in the Rocklin High School parking lot from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Funds will benefit UCP of Greater Sacramento, which empowers people with developmental disabilities to live life without limits. At least 600 residents are expected to attend.
"What a great project to raise funds for a fantastic organization that helps people with developmental disabilities while cheering for our local football teams," said Steve Rau, spokesperson, Rotary Club of South Placer. "That spirit of community and philanthropy is exactly what Rotary is all about."
Accepted items include:
• Televisions and monitors
• Computers, laptops and computer components
• Network equipment, printers and scanners
• Mp3 players and iPods
• Video games and arcade machines
• Fax machines, cell phones and household phones
• Stereo equipment, music instruments, amps and speakers
• Digital cameras and video cameras
• CD/DVD/VHS players
• Wires and power tools
A licensed company, Tri-Valley Recycling will collect and properly handle the e-waste, and all recycling will be done in the United States. Residents in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Nevada and Yolo counties also can schedule a free pick-up at their house or business by calling (800) 317-3112 and mentioning UCP.
"We really have an amazing community that is so generous and creative," said Doug Bergman, UCP of Greater Sacramento president and CEO. "It's great to have Rotary members and the community at large working together to empower people in our community who have been told for years that they can never be independent."
Each month, 2,600 children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families are empowered to live life without limits at UCP of Greater Sacramento. UCP is the leading provider of comprehensive services to children, adults and families with developmental disabilities in El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. Programs include Saddle Pals therapeutic horseback riding, UCP's Autism Center for Excellence at Sacramento State, adult day programs, independent living services, transportation and in-home respite care for families. For more information, visit www.ucpsacto.org.