PVHS TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENTHelp us to Reduce Waste and Recycle Technology!
September 1, 2014
Prairie View High School
John Kish, Building Technician
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Recycling fundraiser helps beat the budget crunch at Prairie View High School.
Prairie View High School has been earning free cash by participating in the FundingFactory Recycling Program. They collect empty cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops from the community and send the waste products to FundingFactory in exchange for their choice of technology and recreation products, or even cash.
Companies interested in demonstrating a commitment to education and the environment can participate free of charge in the FundingFactory Business Support Program. FundingFactory will send each supporting business FREE prepaid shipping labels for the return of collected cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops. By donating to Prairie View High School, businesses help them earn cash and rewards.
Community and business supporters can also drop off cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops at the following location: Prairie View High School.
To learn more about supporting Prairie View High School, please email John Kish at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.FundingFactory.com, or call, toll-free, 1.888.883.8237.
FundingFactory has been supporting schools and nonprofit organizations since 1997 through its unique recycling program. To find out how your school or organization can get started, visit www.FundingFactory.com or call toll-free 888.883.8237.
This is the time of year when most electronics are purchased or received as gifts. One of the questions the sales clerk always asks is
do you want the Service Plan or Extended Warranty?
Here is my take on the issue.
If the plan is $2 - $5 for a household item that is electrical and you have replaced the item already once in the last 12-18 months then chances are a replacement warranty for a few bucks is probably worth it.
Cars of course are a breed of their own.
Now Smartphones, Laptops and tablets, this is my opinion:
The companies that sell these devices have their own policies, which you should check out, but from my experience their warranties or insurance are less to be desired.
The school district gets a discount from Worth Ave Group, which caters to adults and students of K12 education. Their policies are straight forward - you pay the one price, if anything happens, file the claim, pay the deductible and get a check within a week. https://my.worthavegroup.com/pvhsco
Square trade also does warranties, however they only cover malfunctions, they do not cover thefts and their deductible is higher.
Below is a comparison for a $500 laptop.
The other good thing about Worth Ave is they will cover your current device, just check their website.
I’m definitely not an expert but if you have any questions I will try to answer them the best I can.