The donation was gifted to mark the start of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
The funds were raised as a part of Sunnking's 13th annual e-Scrap for Camp fundraiser. The company saw 323 area businesses participate in the electronics recycling donation drive between Buffalo and Rochester.
“It means a lot because we worry about a lot,” said Dominique Major, a mother whose daughter participates in Camp Good Days. “My daughter, Lily, looks forward to the activities every year, and without the funding made available from donations like this, it probably wouldn’t be a part of her daily life."
Sunnking worked with local businesses to recycle unwanted electronics through the donation drive, generating capital for future Camp Good Days and Special Times programs. The e-Scrap for Camp program has gifted $150,787 over its lifetime, providing access to year-round activities for children living in Western New York and the Finger Lakes Region.
“To be able to give back to the community and give back to the kids, to be able to provide them with some escape from what they’re facing by giving money so they can continue to go to concerts and do pumpkin carvings and camp in the summer, to be able to do those things really hits close to home,” said Adam Shine, President of Sunnking.
Buffalo and Rochester-area businesses provided 393,547 lbs of recyclable devices to the 2023 donation. Since the e-scrap program's existence, Sunnking has rescued more than 6.5 million pounds of renewable resources from area landfills.
Sunnking will launch registration for the 2024 fundraising campaign after the new year.
About Sunnking, Inc.
Founded in 2000, Sunnking, Inc. is New York State's first R2/RIOS Certified electronics recycling, data destruction, and IT asset management company dealing in end-of-life electronic equipment. With facilities in Buffalo, Brockport, and Whitesboro, NY, Sunnking specializes in collecting, refurbishing, reselling, and recycling electronic products from residential, commercial, and municipal partners. For more information, visit www.sunnking.com, call 585-637-8365, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Camp Good Days and Special Times
Camp Good Days and Special Times, Inc., a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, adults and families whose lives have been touched by cancer or sickle cell anemia through summer camping experiences and year-round events and activities.
What was started in Rochester, NY in 1979 to provide a camping and bonding experience for the founder's daughter and 62 other children, has grown to assist over 1,000 children annually. In addition to weeklong camping programs over the summer at their Recreational Facility on the shores of Keuka Lake, Camp Good Days provides monthly programming to its participants including sporting and concert events, holiday parties, trips to theme parks and special once-in-a-lifetime events. All programs and services at Camp Good Days are offered free of charge for the participants. The Camp Good Days' Headquarters & Volunteer Training Center is located in Mendon, NY. Camp Good Days also maintains offices in Buffalo and Syracuse, NY.