August 8, 2016
The Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions collected 16,000 cartridges over seven years.
The Lions charity group have been raising funds for Personal Energy Transportation (PET), which is a worldwide charity that helps those who are disabled and unable to get around easily by providing mobility carts, reported Juneau Empire. These are three-wheeler vehicles that the driver propels by using a “hand crank or pull handle”, and are easy enough for anyone to use, even children.
The Lions have not only raised funds but are responsible for the recycling of printer cartridges, and thereby helping the environment and reducing landfill. The club is made up of Christian volunteers who raise money for all kinds of humanitarian causes, and the amount recycled has enabled 15 people to receive a mobility cart. The cartridges accepted are from OEMs including HP Inc, Canon, Lexmark, Dell and Sharp, and are collected in drop boxes locally at churches and meeting places.
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