Ticked Off Foundationhttp://www.tickedofffoundation.org/recycle-for-lyme/
The Recycle For Lyme program is a combined effort of the Ticked Off Foundation and TerraCycle®. Participants (individuals, Lyme groups, clubs or companies) collect specific materials/containers, ordinarily destined for the land fill or incinerators and not considered traditional recyclable material. Once the shippable amount has been accumulated, participants request a prepaid UPS label and simply drop off the full boxes to ship to TerraCycle. Every piece of packaging TerraCycle receives will be converted into a $0.02 donation to the Ticked Off Foundation patient fund. TerraCycle will recycle our packaging into cool, new products, keeping these materials out of our landfills. The more recycling we send them, the higher the donations … and the more we help save the planet. With this new influx of donations, the foundation can bestow grants to the growing list of Lyme patients currently in crisis and reaching out to us. Not only will these efforts help save the environment by recycling material not ordinarily handled by traditional recycling plants and therefore destined for the landfill or incinerators, but each piece will save a Lyme disease patient in need! This is a WIN/WIN situation. Our mission is to provide financial assistance and support to Lyme and tick-borne disease patients over the age of 25 who are in crisis. We do this through grants and counseling in an effort to stem the tide of Lyme-related suicides. According to Dr. Joseph Jemsek (MD from Washington, DC), “The most common cause of death in Lyme disease is suicide.” Through our efforts and support through generous donations and sponsors, we hope to put this reality in the past. The Ticked Off Foundation is recognized by both the IRS and State of Connecticut Franchise Tax Board as a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization, EIN: 47-4783824. Contributions to the Ticked Off Foundation are tax-deductible as allowed by law.