PRESS RELEASE: CannedWater4Kids Charity Honored
Ball Corporation, the largest producer of recyclable beverage cans in the world, has presented its prestigious “Can Ambassador Award” to 501c3 charity, CannedWater4Kids (CW4K) of Sussex, WI.
The presentation was made during Ball's recent management conference in Orlando, FL.
Established in 2010, Ball’s Can Ambassador Award was created to recognize organizations that support and promote the sustainable, innovative beverage can or choose the beverage can – the most recycled beverage container in the world – to improve the lives of others. CannedWater4Kids is the third recipient of the award.
In addition to recognizing CW4K for their efforts, Ball Corporation donated a truckload of aluminum beverage cans as well as a generous cash donation to support the cause.
“To receive the award from Ball is truly an honor,” said CW4K CEO, Greg Stromberg. “The extraordinary gift of cans and money was the largest single donation we’ve received since our start in 2008. Ball’s generous donation will allow us to replenish our inventory and expand our involvement with clean water projects in Africa and Guatemala,” added Stromberg.
CannedWater4Kids is a 501c3 charity based in Sussex, WI. The organization’s mission is to bring clean, safe water to the children of the world who are currently without. CW4K funds it’s initiatives with cash donations and sales of their premium spring water product. Of every dollar collected, 95 cents goes to support clean water programs. Recent efforts include sending water to Japan to aid in their post-earthquake water shortage, assisting the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee's Engineers Without Borders in bringing water purification solutions to the highlands of Guatemala, supporting of a well/water tank project in Zambia, Africa, and the Bio Sand Filters project in Tanzania. To learn more, visit http://www.cannedwater4kids.org
Ball Corporation is a supplier of high-quality packaging for beverage, food and household
products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2010 sales of more than $7.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit http://www.ball.com.
About Aluminum Recycling
Used aluminum cans are recycled and returned to a store shelf as a new can in as few as 60 days. That means a consumer could purchase basically the same recycled aluminum can from a retailer's shelf nearly every nine weeks or six times a year. For each pound of aluminum recovered, Americans save the energy resources needed to generate about 7.5 kilowatt-hours of electricity. That's enough energy saved each year by recycling aluminum to meet the lighting needs of a city the size of Pittsburgh, PA, for six years. For more aluminum recycling facts, http://www.cancentral.com