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The Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation and Recycle Frog Team Up; Host First Fundraisers at Innovapost

OTTAWA – June 1, 2010 – Recycle Frog, a next generation, direct-to-consumer precious metals recycling company, today announced that the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation (ODBF) has selected Recycle Frog’s Gold Drive™ program to help raise donations toward their 2010 fundraising campaign. The first corporate event will take place on Thursday, June 17th at Innovapost, a longstanding ODBF supporter and a participant in this year’s Tim Horton’s Dragon Boat Festival. The ODBF will receive a percentage of every Gold Drive transaction with Recycle Frog matching contributions dollar-for-dollar.

“The Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation has been an active member of our community, raising vital contributions that go towards both individuals and families in need. We’re extremely pleased that they have chosen to leverage our innovative program to help meet their fundraising goals,” said Matthew MacQuarrie, President, Recycle Frog. “The ODBF compliments a growing number of local and nationally recognized organizations, including the Canadian Cancer Society, CHEO Foundation and the United Way Ottawa, that have chosen Recycle Frog’s Gold Drive program to boost their outreach and fundraising efforts.”

Gold Drives engage a more sophisticated consumer that would never consider going into a pawn shop or send their items by mail to a company they know nothing about. Recycle Frog fills a considerable gap in the market by providing an intelligent, transparent service that financially rewards individuals for selling their unworn and broken gold jewellery. This important recycling transaction simultaneously generates money for charitable and community-conscious organizations like the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival. For example, when considering today’s near record gold prices, typical payouts are approximately $385.00 in addition to a contribution of $54.50 made to the campaign. Both individuals and the ODBF benefit financially by choosing to participate in this rewarding recycling transaction.

The first corporate event is taking at Innovapost, a leading provider of IT solutions and services, with a specialization in SAP and Web development on Thursday, June 17th from 10:00 to 4:00.

Media professionals interested in finding out more information about these and other similar events are encouraged to contact David Martinek at or call 613.695.1236 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 Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation
The Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation was established in 2003 to help focus and grow the level of community support. To date over $1,800,000 has been raised through the annual Pledge Challenge and those funds have benefited over 28 Ottawa area charities. The Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation is a registered charity and is led by a dedicated Board of Directors.

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 and non-profit 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. To learn more about how Recycle Frog is changing the face of the precious metals recycling industry visit It’s time we Rethink Recycle.

Editorial Contact:
Kate Headley
Phone: 613.695.1236