Cerebral Palsy of Colorado asks for old lap top computers, PDA’s and cell phones
December 19, 2005
With the holidays upon us, Cerebral Palsy of Colorado knows that many people will be receiving new lap top computers, PDA’s (Blackberry’s, Smartphones, Palm’s, etc.) and cell phones. Liz Neafus-Stenzel, director of corporate development, marketing and public relations for Cerebral Palsy of Colorado ask all Coloradoans to not store or throw away old cell phones and electronics equipment. “We desperately need them to help fund our programs and buy wheelchair accessible playground equipment,” she said. “These items can contain a number of toxic chemicals, which have been associated with cancer and a range of reproductive, neurological and development disorders.” CP also recycles empty laser and ink jet cartridges so they do not end up in a landfill polluting the environment. To help Cerebral Palsy of Colorado, drop off lap top computers, PDA’s, cell phones and empty laser and ink jet cartridges at the main office at 2200 S. Jasmine St. in Denver, or for pick up of items contact Ray Zielke at Cartridges for Kids at (800) 420-0235 or REZ@accessftc.com. Free postage paid boxes for cell phones and laser and ink jet cartridges can also be ordered online at http://www.cpco.org; just click on the recycling page.