Self advocacy group seeks empty inkjet cartridges
Hudson Valley Business Journal, Weeks of 11/6 and 11/13, 2000

Middletown – Empty inkjet cartridges can be money in the bank for the “Wishes and Dreams” self-advocacy. The group is comprised of residents of Crystal Run Village, Inc., a human services agency providing services for the integration and empowerment of people with disabilities of Orange, Rockland and Sullivan counties.

The empty inkjet cartridge collection effort is as unusual as it is practical; it helps not only the group, but the environment as well. According to Linda Nadel, newly elected president of te organization, recycling help from the community will help members of the group meet their financial objectives so they are able to attend educational conventions.

“ Going to the meetings will help us better understand ways that, we (people with disabilities) can speak for ourselves,” Nadel said. Shelly Fabiszak, and advisor for the group, explained that the members are determined to become more and more involved as citizens. The goal is for them to have control over their own lives through increased knowledge of their civil rights and greater understanding of their responsibilities to mankind. Giving back to their communities in ways similar to other civic organizations such as Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club International, and the Lions Club is a way for them to do this, Fabiszak explained.

To receive a fax on the more than 46 models of empty inkjet cartridges from eight manufacturers that are acceptable for recycling call 692-2811, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.