Your empty drink containers could help bring some happiness to sick kids and their families!
Gold Coasters are being urged to take part in the Containers 4 Kids recycling appeal to raise much needed funds for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Until April 2022, local recyclers are encouraged to donate their 10 cent container refunds at the Containers for Change TOMRA Recycling Centre at Varsity Lakes, with 100 per cent of the refunds to go directly to Starlight Children’s Foundation.
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TOMRA, Cleanaway and Starlight Children’s Foundation have joined forces for the initiative, with the aim of raising $250,000 to help Starlight continue to deliver its vital in-hospital services, including Captain Starlight and the Starlight Express Rooms at the Queensland Children’s Hospital.
“Over the last 18 months, the hospital experience has been dramatically impacted for thousands of sick kids across Australia. Research from Starlight shows that as a result of COVID-19, children who are hospitalised have been lonelier and more isolated than ever before,” said Ryan Buzzell, President of TOMRA Collection Australia.
“With these hardships ongoing, we wanted to create a platform to help provide funds for Starlight’s services and play a small part in bringing happiness and laughter to sick kids, teens and their families at such a tough time in their lives,” he added.
Learn why the Containers 4 Kids recycling appeal is so important in the video below:
Gold Coasters can donate their 10 cent container refunds to the Containers 4 Kids recycling appeal at the Containers for Change TOMRA Recycling Centre at Varsity Lakes until 3 April 2022. For more information on Containers 4 Kids, visit: mytomra.com.au/containersforkids/