Can It! | Aluminum Cans for Burn Victims
Gathering aluminum cans is one SFBF’s most efficient fundraisers. This year however, with the help of pro-bono time and talent from the Alison Group, “Can It” has a name and an animated character to promote the cause.
The little “Can It” character will be seen on TV and the web site showing how easy it is to recycle cans for a good cause and also clean up the landscape. Money from the cans collected between August 1st and September 5th has a special purpose.
Since 1988, SFBF has operated the ACBV program to fund their assistance programs such as: providing families with shelter, a hot meal once a day (seven days a week) and free pressure dressings to burn patients to help with long-term care. Funds are also used to purchase therapeutic equipment, special clothing and other nonmedical items that are usually excluded from most medical insurance plans. This campaign also helps provide for a pediatric burn fund that is designated to help assist pediatric burn patients with special needs.
“Can It” was also made into waterless, colorful and fun tattoos to introduce children to recycling and helping others. Based off a suggestion by one of the marketing committee members who has young children, Can It tattoos remind children and their families about the can-paign. The tattoos and a brochure were distributed to children at school.
To help support this program, start saving your aluminum cans and drop them off at any of the trailer locations which are listed on the Burn Foundation’s website. There are approximately 50 collection sites throughout Georgia and South Carolina. You can also help by donating meals for those who are staying at the shelter.
Check out the foundation’s newest commercial for the campaign or more information, please visit their website at http://www.burnshurtwehelp.org