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Queensway Carleton Hospital Hosts Successful Fundraising Event

OTTAWA – May 26, 2010 – Recycle Frog, a next generation, direct-to-consumer precious metals recycling company, today announced that Queensway Carleton Hospital, a patient and family-centered, urban community hospital in Ottawa’s west end, selected Recycle Frog’s Gold Drive™ program to help raise needed contributions for their ‘Care Grows West’ fundraising campaign. They kick started the program with a successful event that generated over $2,500 in contributions in less than 7 hours.

“What an innovative and fun way to raise money! Who knew you could simply bring in your old, unwanted gold and silver items, get a great on-the-spot purchase offer and also raise money that supports the broad range of acute care services we provide,” said Judy Brown, Director, Communications and Patient Relations. “Everyone that participated loved that we put money in their pocket and generated a contribution that goes directly towards our Care Grows West fundraising efforts. The first events were so successful that we’ve already booked Recycle Frog for another event in early June.”

What: Queensway Carleton Hospital Gold Drive
When: Friday, June 4th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: 3045 Baseline Road | Ottawa | Innovation Room

Queensway Carleton joins a growing number of local and nationally recognized organizations, including the Canadian Cancer Society, the United Way Ottawa and CHEO Foundation that have chosen Recycle Frog’s Gold Drive fundraisers to boost their outreach and results.

“We’re very proud to partner with the only hospital located in the west end of the city serving over 400,000 people in western Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley,” said Matthew MacQuarrie, President, Recycle Frog. “Gold Drive fundraising proceeds will go directly towards expanding the Queensway Carleton Hospital’s facilities, services and its ability to provide state-of-the-art medical care in an environment where patients feel cared for, safe and comfortable. We’re pleased to play an active role in our community, believing that doing good is good business”

Media professionals interested in finding out more information about these and other similar events are encouraged to contact David Martinek at to arrange access or an individual interview.

About Gold Drives™
A Recycle Frog Gold Drive is a simple, innovative fundraising event unlike any other. It provides employees, individuals and charitable organizations with a safe, convenient and financially rewarding way to recycle unworn or broken gold jewellery while supporting the chosen cause. The true power of the program lies in its ability to generate high value transactions that simultaneously benefit the fundraising campaign and its participants. No other program allows people to walk away with money in their pockets while supporting their charitable campaign. Consumers and organizations can also take comfort in knowing Recycle Frog customer payouts are independently verified with specified audit procedures performed by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

About the Queensway Carleton Hospital
The QCH is a patient and family-centered, urban community hospital providing a broad range of acute care services to the people of Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley. Employing over 1,700 health care professionals, the 264-bed, Queensway Carleton Hospital is the secondary referral centre for the Ottawa Valley. Hospital staff focuses on maintaining and enhancing their cornerstone programs – Emergency, Childbirth, Geriatrics, Mental Health, Medical and Surgical Services and Rehabilitation. Grounded on an environment of lifelong learning, the Queensway Carleton Hospital is a teaching partner with the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and other healthcare programs and is committed to delivering a new standard of care for our community.

About Recycle Frog
Recycle Frog is an Ottawa-based company committed to setting a new standard of integrity and transparency for the precious metals recycling industry. We provide a simple, secure and financially rewarding recycling experience with tremendous social and environmental benefits. An active community member, Recycle Frog provides fundraising support to notable charitable organizations including the United Way, Canadian Cancer Society and the CHEO Foundation, among others. Recycle Frog is also a trusted member of the Recycling Council of Ontario and the Jewelers Vigilance Committee. It’s time we Rethink Recycle.

Queensway Carleton Hospital Hosts Successful Gold Drive Fundraising Events

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Kate Headley
Phone: 613.695.1236