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Recycle Frog and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Partner to Host Gold Drive Fundraising Events

OTTAWA – January 18, 2010 – Recycle Frog, a next generation, direct-to-consumer precious metals recycling company with operations in Canada and the United States, today announced it has joined forces with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) to raise money in support of their fundraising efforts. CHEO will directly benefit from the upcoming Gold Drive™ events by receiving a percentage of every transaction which Recycle Frog will in turn match dollar-for-dollar.

“We’re extremely excited to kick start this year’s efforts with Recycle Frog’s creative spin on fundraising,” said Norma Lamont, CHEO Foundation. “We encourage all our employees, their families and individual supporters to participate in our upcoming CHEO Foundation Gold Drives. Not only will participants walk away with money for simply recycling their old, unwanted gold and silver jewellery, every transaction will generate a contribution that will go towards helping more children and their families better cope with the challenges they face.”

Gold Drives are innovative fundraising events that give individuals an intelligent way to recycle their unworn and broken gold jewellery while simultaneously generating money for charitable and community organizations. For example, when considering today’s near record gold prices, typical participant payouts are approximately $385.00 including a contribution of $54.50 made to the campaign. Both individuals and the CHEO Foundation benefit financially by choosing to participate in this rewarding recycling transaction.

“We couldn’t be more proud to partner with CHEO and help them raise needed money to meet their mandate for care, research and teaching,” said Matthew MacQuarrie, President, Recycle Frog. “This ambitious initiative will help buy the most sophisticated equipment needed to treat children and take huge steps forward in vital, life-saving research. It’s initiatives like this and the ability to supercharge an organization’s fundraising efforts that has dramatically increased the demand for Recycle Frog Gold Drives. While plans include campaigns with several nationally recognized organizations, including those with the United Way Ottawa and the Christmas Exchange, Recycle Frog has designed its Gold Drive fundraising platform to accommodate organizations of any size.”

CHEO Foundation Gold Drives will take place on Wednesday, January 20th and Thursday, January 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ”

Media professionals interested in attending these events are encouraged to contact David Martinek at or by phone at (613) 695-1236 to arrange access or an individual interview.

To find out more information about how the CHEO Foundation’s Gold Drive works, organizations and individuals are encouraged to visit or contact Recycle Frog by phone (613.695.1236).

About the CHEO Foundation
The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario is an academic pediatric hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa, with a mandate for care, research and teaching. Over the past thirty years, CHEO has established itself as a world-class academic health sciences centre providing leading-edge treatment, diagnostic and laboratory services for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years. CHEO houses the Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health and the Ontario Newborn Screening Program. CHEO is an active partner in the Champlain Local Health Integration Network, providing leadership in all aspects of pediatric health and wellbeing.

About Recycle Frog
Recycle Frog represents the next generation of precious metals recycling. We are committed to setting a new standard of integrity and transparency for our industry. We provide a simple, secure and rewarding experience that is rooted in educating consumers of the financial and environmental benefits of recycling gold. Recycle Frog is a trusted member of the Recycling Council of Ontario and the Jewelers Vigilance Committee. It’s time we Rethink Recycle.

Editorial Contact:
David Martinek
Recycle Frog