openPR Logo
Press release

Gershow Recycling Supports Can Tabs for Kids — Pledging Matching Funds to Support the Fight against Childhood Cancer

02-07-2011 12:26 PM CET | Associations & Organizations

Press release from: Gershow Recycling

/ PR Agency: PRMG
Gershow Recycling announced its support for William Floyd Elementary School’s Can Tabs for Kids project, a program designed to raise funds for the fight against childhood cancer. The money raised will benefit the Sunrise Fund at Stony Brook University Medical Center, an organization that raises awareness and funds for specific projects to assist families. Gershow has pledged to purchase can tabs and match the funds raised through this program. Jonathan Abrams, Manager, Gershow Recycling, made the announcement at a special assembly announcing the kickoff of the program at William Floyd Elementary School on February 4.

As part of the Can Tabs for Kids program, students in the William Floyd School District will bring in aluminum tabs from soft drink and pet food cans that their parents purchased and place them in collection bins located in their classrooms. Each week, the bags are taken out of the bins and brought to Gershow, where the contents will be weighed and recycled. The tabs will be collected until June 15, when a special assembly will be held to announce the worth of the collected tabs. Gershow will match that amount with a special donation to the Sunrise Fund, up to $10,000.

Gershow is currently paying 55 cents per pound for aluminum. Although soda cans are not being collected, students can redeem the cans for a cash deposit at local supermarkets and donate the money to the Sunrise Fund.

The idea for the program was inspired by Maria Marks, a William Floyd Elementary School student who was diagnosed with cancer at a young age. Between the ages of two weeks and six months, she underwent numerous chemotherapy sessions. The constant exposure to the radiation resulted in Maria losing her hearing in both ears and now she must wear hearing aids. Her cancer has since been in remission.

When she was in the third grade, she noticed the school announcing fundraisers for diabetes awareness and for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, but there were no fundraisers for childhood cancer awareness. She brought that to the attention of school officials and, at that time, her parents, Peter and Nancy Marks, got involved in the Sunrise Fund.

The Sunrise Fund was established to raise awareness about childhood cancer and the special needs of such children throughout local communities. The money used by The Sunrise Fund sustains cutting-edge research and family programs such as support groups, a School Re-Entry Program and many others.

“Gershow Recycling is proud to support this wonderful program that the students have taken part in,” Mr. Abrams said. “It is very inspiring to see Maria bring the subject of childhood cancer to the forefront at her school and to have her classmates get involved in this program as well. We are looking forward to see this program expand throughout the district and the community.”

“I’m very proud of Maria for spearheading the Can Tabs for Kids project,” said Keith Fasciana, Principal of William Floyd Elementary School. “In addition to raising money for the Sunrise Fund, she is bringing awareness and hope to other children who have been or will be diagnosed with cancer.”

For more information, call (631) 289-6188 or visit

About Gershow Recycling
Started in 1964 by Sam Gershowitz, Gershow Recycling began as a two man operation with a tractor and trailer, a boom truck and the first portable car flattener. Now with the second generation carrying on the legacy, Gershow generates over 750 jobs, contributing millions of dollars to local economy, while helping to preserve Long Island’s environment. Gershow Recycling takes aluminum, brass, copper, steel, cast iron, appliances, cars and vehicles. In keeping with its philosophy of “Preserving the Future by Recycling the Past,” Gershow Recycling purchases scrap metal that would have otherwise wound up in local landfills, and turns them into high-quality scrap products for recycling. The company produces both ferrous and non-ferrous products.

Hank Russell, Public Relations Director
156 North Ocean Avenue
Patchogue, NY 11772

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Gershow Recycling Supports Can Tabs for Kids — Pledging Matching Funds to Support the Fight against Childhood Cancer here

News-ID: 161325 • Views: 1514

More Releases from Gershow Recycling

Gershow Recycling Donates Use of 25 Cars for 2013 North American Vehicle Rescue …
Gershow Recycling has announced that, in support of local fire, rescue and emergency service technicians, the company will donate the use of 25 cars for an extrication competition during the 2013 North American Vehicle Rescue Challenge, which will take place on September 12-14 at the Hagerman Fire Department training grounds, located at 510 Ralph T. Perry Drive in East Patchogue. Fifteen teams are scheduled to take part in the three-day competition,
Gershow Recycling of Huntington Hosts Customer Appreciation Day
On August 24, Gershow Recycling hosted its Customer Appreciation Day at its Huntington Station facility. Those in attendance received giveaways, enjoyed food, games and the chance to win raffle prizes provided by Gershow and WBAB Radio (102.3 FM), which also provided music for the event. Gershow has eight locations in Brooklyn, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Freeport, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, Bay Shore and Medford. For more information, call (631) 289-6188
L.I. Chapter of American Society of Safety Engineers Names Charles Keeling Safet …
On June 28, Charles Keeling, Safety Director, Gershow Recycling, was named Safety Professional of the Year by the Long Island chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (LI ASSE) during the organization’s luncheon at Danford’s Hotel & Marina in Port Jefferson. Mr. Keeling was honored for his advocacy of safety practices in the workplace and his contributions to the organization. The LI ASSE’s Safety Professional of the Year Award is
Gershow Recycling Says Auto Industry Is Still Struggling
Kevin Gershowitz, President, Gershow Recycling, says the growing age of cars on the road has hurt the scrap metal industry as older vehicles have not found their way to recycling facilities, which need these older automobiles to produce scrap products for manufacture. He also says that the recent report on new car sales in March and April, although an improvement, has shown that the auto industry has only marginally recovered

All 5 Releases

More Releases for Sunrise

Atlanta - November 22, 2018 - Marking its 40th anniversary as the premier carpet cleaner in Atlanta, Sunrise Clean Care & Water Restoration is offering a three-point guarantee to ensure your carpets receive a thorough clean. Rather than cutcorners, Sunrise's skilled professionals are trained to clean even the toughest carpets. Their three-part guarantee offers: 100% money back guarantee: If you're not happy, they'll re-clean for FREE. And if you're still not totally
Global Seating and Positioning Belts Market 2017 : Sunrise Medical, Freedom Desi …
Global Seating and Positioning Belts Market 2016 - 2017 A market study based on the " Seating and Positioning Belts Market " across the globe, recently added to the repository of Market Research, is titled ‘Global Seating and Positioning Belts Market 2017’. The research report analyses the historical as well as present performance of the worldwide Seating and Positioning Belts industry, and makes predictions on the future status of Seating and
Environment Cleaning Day at SUNRISE Holidays Resort
By cleaning the underwater grounds of the beautiful lagoon, four English guests at the SUNRISE Holidays Resort showed their deep appreciation for the environment. In the course of the regularly held Environment Cleaning Day Mr. Lyndon Cox, Mr. Christopher Cox, Mr. Jason Tamplin and Mr. Graham Walker volunteered to dive in front of the Resort’s beach area and pick up litter and trash. Thanks to their act of responsibility and
Sunrise is perfectly prepared for the future
Mobile phone service provider has been trusting Orga Systems for 10 years Paderborn (Germany), Zurich (Switzerland), 3 November 2009 – Since 1998, Sunrise has been successfully offering intelligent one-stop communication solutions in the Swiss telecommunications market. Whether mobile phone or fixed line network, whether Internet or combined offers: wherever communication takes place, Sunrise stands for attractive offers. One of Sunrise’s main pillars are innovative prepaid solutions. And these come from
Orga Systems delivers product and service management to Sunrise
Sunrise will offer next generation prepaid data services Paderborn, Germany/Zurich, Switzerland. 19. February 2009: Orga Systems, leading provider of convergent real-time billing, announces that Sunrise has bought its Prepaid Product and Service Management (OSM) to expand the OPSC billing system. Sunrise complements its real-time billing and customer loyalty platform with OSM to offer foremost product and service bundles. Unlimited combinations of tariffs, services and promotion for segment tailored offerings as
DotAsia Sunrise & Landrush Auctions Completed Successfully
Hong Kong, 28 August 2008 – DotAsia Organisation announced today the successful completion of the .Asia Sunrise and Landrush auctions. Domains receiving multiple qualified applications in the respective Sunrise and Landrush phases were allocated through an auction system. The process proved to be a vast improvement of the dispute ridden pure first-come-first-served approach, and has provided a strong foundation for growth for the .Asia domain. “We set out to implement