Diocesan Knights of Columbus Support Special Olympics Fund

July 9, 2008

DALLAS, TX, July 9, 2008 (DFWCatholic.org) The Knights of Columbus from the Dallas Diocese collected cell phones and other electronic equipment for recycling at EcoPhones during the 2007/2008 fraternal year and received $1567.45 that was donated to the KofC Texas State Charities Special Olympics Fund, which far exceeded their goal of $1000.00. Thanks to all of the Knights that contributed their time and effort to this project. The Knights have an evergreen arrangement with EcoPhones that will continue as long as the Knights desire. EcoPhones recycles cell phones, ink jet printer cartridges, laptop computers, MP3 players, iPods, digital cameras and digital video cameras. See www.EcoPhones.com for details. Used Nextel cell phones have a higher recycling value than most phones and EcoPhones encourages the Knights to request used Nextel cell phone donations from the local Sprint/Nextel retail locations as well as common and heavy users, such as law enforcement agencies, police departments, construction companies, home builders, trucking companies and any type business that requires Nextel’s unique walkie-talkie capability.

A recycler for Laser toner/print cartridges, TonerBuyer.com, has been located and if the cartridges can be brought to general council meetings or given to Jim Massey, the Diocesan Coordinator for Special Olympics who can be reached at [email protected] or 972-235-6158, he will arrange for the shipment to the recycler and the monies donated to Special Olympics fund.

Texas Center for the Physically Impaired will receive any equipment related to a computer whether it is working or not. Printers, scanners, multifunction machines and even FAX machines are accepted. They need keyboards, mice, CPUs and monitors of all sizes. They have begun a CD/DVD recycling program that will go to a bona fide recycler (see www.cdrecycling.com). For those media with personal data on them, write on the disk to destroy the data, and they have a diamond scratcher that renders the media totally unreadable. They operate from the King of Glory Lutheran Church located on the north service road of LBJ between Hillcrest and Preston from 1-4PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This means less to the landfills and more to charitable organizations.

Thank you Knights of Columbus for your continued support of the Special Olympics athletes.

For additional information please contact Jim Massey, Diocesan Coordinator for Special Olympics at [email protected] or 972-235-6158.

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3 Responses to “Diocesan Knights of Columbus Support Special Olympics Fund”

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  2. Special-Olympics » Diocesan Knights of Columbus Support Special Olympics Fund on July 18th, 2008 8:46 pm

    [...] Diocesan Knights of Columbus Support Special Olympics FundA recycler for Laser toner/print cartridges, TonerBuyer.com, has been located and if the cartridges can be brought to general council meetings or given to Jim Massey, the Diocesan Coordinator for Special Olympics who can be reached at … [...]

  3. John T. Donovan on October 13th, 2009 1:22 pm

    Just wanted to let everyone know the Knight of Columbus in Texas as a special website just for our work with the Texas Special Olympics. It is http://www.tkofcso.org and we hope you will visit it and keep visiting it as it is updated on a regular basis. Thank you

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