Lexmark’s golf day raises R135 000

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The 2013 Lexmark golf day in support of their CRIB programme raised over R135 000 for Cotlands. The event took place at the Houghton Golf Course on Thursday, 5 September. CRIB stands for Cartridge Recycling Initiative for Babies and is part of Lexmark South Africa’s longstanding commitment to Cotlands.

Lexmark’s CRIB programme and golf day raises R135 000 for Cotlands
Cotlands is a non-profit community development organisation that directly intervenes in communities to build capacity in caring for children through the provision of health, education and psychosocial services.

“The funds raised at this year’s twelfth annual CRIB golf day were made possible by the ongoing and growing support of our highly valued corporate customers and suppliers,” comments Mark Hiller, country general manager of Lexmark International South Africa. “Since our involvement with Cotlands in 2002, it has been inspiring to witness the organisation’s expansion and success in changing the lives of many children within many communities across South Africa.”

“Each year we are humbled by Lexmark’s generosity and their unwavering commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable children. Through their annual golf day, cartridge recycling initiative and continuous support throughout the year, Lexmark demonstrates the heart of their company. We are thankful for their long-term partnership with us and dedication to ending the cycle of poverty,” said Cotlands CEO, Jackie Schoeman.

Lexmark’s long-term commitment to Cotlands started in April 2002 through the company’s CRIB donations, which are generated by customers returning empty Lexmark cartridges free of charge for recycling. The donations are given in the form of ‘Baby Days’. One Baby Day equals the cost of housing, feeding, clothing and care for one child in the Cotlands programme for one day.

Since 2002, Lexmark has donated a total of 102 063 Baby Days to Cotlands, equating to a donation of R4 895 944 and managed to keep over 230 tons of empty cartridges out of South Africa’s landfills.

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