• Cans For Kids

    RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT RECYCLING;
    ENCOURAGING VOLUNTEERISM; RECYCLING
    ALUMINIUM; BUYING MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
    FOR MAKARIOS HOSPITAL
    CHILDREN'S WARDS

    Cans For Kids



Cans For Kids is a registered charity, formed in 1990 to organise the collection and recycling of aluminium cans in Cyprus. To encourage people to save their cans, it was decided to use the proceeds to purchase medical equipment for the children's wards at Cypriot hospitals. Since its inception, more than 25 million cans have been collected, and over €260,000 euros worth of equipment has been donated to the Makarios Hospital in Nicosia, which is the central paediatric hospital in Cyprus, treating seriously ill children from all over the island. By saving your cans for Cans For Kids, not only do you help the environment, but you know that your efforts are giving something back to the community. MAKE YOUR CANS COUNT!

 

Cans For Kids is a registered charity, formed in 1990 to organise the collection and recycling of aluminium cans in Cyprus. To encourage people to save their cans, it was decided to use the proceeds to purchase medical equipment for the children's wards at Cypriot hospitals. Since its inception, more than 25 million cans have been collected, and over €260,000 euros worth of equipment has been donated to the Makarios Hospital in Nicosia, which is the central paediatric hospital in Cyprus, treating seriously ill children from all over the island. By saving your cans for Cans For Kids, not only do you help the environment, but you know that your efforts are giving something back to the community. MAKE YOUR CANS COUNT!

As well as upgrading the equipment - and therefore the standard of care - in Cypriot children's wards, Cans For Kids raises awareness of the benefits of recycling by visiting schools to give talks and show the Cans For Kids video explaining why we should recycle aluminium.

By saving your aluminium cans you:

  • Cut down significantly on the amount of rubbish going into Cyprus' limited landfill refuse sites.
  • Save energy: it takes the equivalent of half a drinks can filled with oil to make one new can from scratch and only 5% of that energy to create one from recycled aluminium.
  • Improve the quality of care given to sick children in Cyprus.

Getting the "recycling habit" couldn't be easier: just keep a bag or container handy near your waste bin and throw empty cans in there rather than the dustbin. When the container is full, take the cans to your nearest Cans For Kids can bank, and we'll do the rest.

PLEASE don't trash it - let us cash it!

It costs you nothing.

 

Cans For Kids is a registered charity, managed by a committee of seven, which is elected every year at the Annual General Meeting.

Current Committee:

President: Olga Demetriades
Vice President: Rosie Charalambous
Treasurer: Alexander McCowan
Secretary: Valerie Mavratsas
Members: Jenny Brown; Ingemar Lindahl

Area Co-ordinators:

Paphos: Barbara Webb
Pissouri: Daintre Hart
Polis: Shirley Spratley

See what Cans For Kids does in this wonderful film made by Elena Aloneftis:

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  • More than 25 million cans have been collected
  • Over €260,000 euros worth of medical equipment has been donated to the Makarios Hospital in Nicosia, which is the central paediatric hospital in Cyprus, treating seriously ill children from all over the island.
  • Thousands of school children have learned about recycling by visiting our recycling centre
  • Scores of people have become active citizens through volunteering with Cans For Kids

LEFKARITIS BROS: Petrolina fuel for the Cans For Kids lorry has been supplied free of charge by Lefkaritis Bros since 2002.


UNICARS: Volkswagen and Skoda agents Unicars service the Cans For Kids VW and Skoda vans free of charge.

 



The Cyprus Telecommunications Authority has sponsored a large number of can banks, and Cytanet hosts this website free of charge.

 


Action supports Cans For Kids by offering its professional PR and media services, as well as graphic design.

 


 

Volunteer

We encourage young volunteers to join our Saturday sorting sessions, and many have done so as part of school volunteering and community projects. These young citizens of the future gain a valuable insight into sustainable living and are undoubtedly committed to recycling for life.

 

Sponsor

Can bank sponsorship is one of the cheapest ways to advertise in Cyprus - and it gives companies some very positive PR. For rates and additional information please contact the foundation.

 

Donate

We gratefully accept individual donations. These can be made directly:

Account: Cans For Kids

IBAN: CY76 0070 3610 0000 0000 3805 4071

BIC (SWIFT): CCBKCY2N 


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