Submitted by: Michelle Cook, District Director of Operations
For the fourth year in a row, Tennessee and North Georgia Districts 143, 25, and 35 collected and donated between 500-700 used printer toner cartridges to an organization based out of Chattanooga, TN called: FACES: The National Craniofacial Association. This organization supports children born with cranio-facial abnormalities and their families who are financially unable to take their child to major medical centers where specialized craniofacial teams provide the safest and most advanced treatments for building a face and skull. There is never a charge for any service provided by FACES, including travel, lodging, and food that is associated with a family being away from their home.
By participating in the FACES’, “Trash to Cash” donation program, our entire district donates used toner cartridges, which are then recycled and turned into cash for the children and families they support. This year, our toners filled up an entire room and will help support several families get the medical services they need!
I want to thank everyone in our District and our Region for supporting this worthy cause. This project is so important, and we are steadfast in our commitment to donate all of our empty toner cartridges that we collect throughout the year. It’s such an easy way for us to give our support and also recycle used cartridges. We look forward to our “donation day” each year and in helping children receive the medical care they so desperately need and their families receive the financial help they need in order to support their child.