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Local charities receive donations from recyclers

Pictured L to R: Chesapeake Economic Development assistant director Ben White, CHKD director Sarah Simoncini, president of Recycling Perks Bill Dempsey and president of TFC Recycling Michael Benedetto.

Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughter’s (CHKD), the Chesapeake Humane Society and the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia took home donations during a check presentation at CHKD’s Chesapeake office.

CHKD was the first place winner of Recycling Perk’s inaugural “Giving Back” spring charity challenge. Recycling Perks launched the “Giving Back” campaign in February 2012 to raise awareness for local charities. Perks users were asked to nominate and vote for their favorite deserving local organizations online to help determine how donations would be distributed throughout the community. Ninety-two local charities were nominated and over 2,200 votes were cast online between April and June.

Chesapeake Economic Development assistant director Ben White joined representatives from TFC Recycling and Recycling Perks to present CHKD, the Chesapeake Humane Society and the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia with a check for $2,000, $1,000 and $500, respectively.

Recycling Perks aims to expand this program and is planning the second annual “Giving Back” campaign for this fall. Local businesses are invited to participate in the incentive program at no cost by offering a reward for resident’s participation. Information can be found at www.recyclingperks.com.

Recycling Perks is currently available to approximately 315,000 households in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk and Richmond, Virginia. Residents use their awarded points to claim rewards offered by local businesses and municipalities benefit by creating a cleaner more efficient waste program.