The David Foster Foundation wants your old barbecues, pots and pans, and car parts to help support Canadian families who have a child in-need of an organ transplant.
A new partnership between the charity and Schnitzer Steel will allow for donations to come in the form of scrap metal. Schnitzer will give the cash value of the donated metal to the David Foster Foundation.
To launch this new partnership, four Greater Victoria RBC locations – another foundation partner – are hosting scrap metal drives this weekend (Sept. 27 and 28).
“With the change in the economic environment, the foundation is really reaching out to its national and regional partners for unique donations, so it really maximizes the efforts of collaboration, rather than simply asking for cash donations,” said Brian Cant, spokesperson for the David Foster Foundation.
Greater Victoria residents are urged to drop off their scrap metal – unwanted appliances, cables and wires, even old cars – between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Uptown, Broadmead, Esquimalt or Westshore RBC branches on Friday and Saturday. All ferrous and nonferrous metals are accepted.
“I don’t think a car’s going to fit in one of the recycle bins, but we’ll gladly accept it,” Cant said with a laugh.
“If somebody does have a scrap car they want to bring, we’ll connect them with Schnitzer to assist them with that.”
If you can’t make it to one of the RBC branches on the weekend, you can drop off scrap metal at Schitnzer Steel, 307 David St., and ask that the donation be put in the David Foster Foundation charity bin.
The David Foster Foundation assists in lessening the financial burden on families who have a child going through an organ transplant, by providing on average $10,000 per year per family.
For more details, visit davidfosterfoundation.com.
Drop off locations
Here’s where to drop off your donations for the David Foster Foundation, Sept. 27 and 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
-RBC Uptown – 3541 Blanshard St.
-RBC Broadmead – 600-777 Royal Oak Dr.
-RBC Esquimalt – 1153 Esquimalt Rd.
-RBC Westshore – 700-2945 Jacklin Rd.