Friday, November 18, 2011

Recycling medals and trophies

What to do with all the Marathon medals and trophies you earned over the years? Here are some alternative to piling them in your garage:

from Medals4Mettle:

Run fast. Run far. Run for a greater good.

Medals4Mettle (M4M) is a non-profit organization that facilitates the gifting of marathon, half marathon, and triathlon finishers’ medals. Runners from around the world give their hard earned medals to Medals4Mettle. Our worldwide network of physicians and volunteers then awards these medals attached to a Medals4Mettle ribbon to children and adults fighting debilitating illnesses who might not be able to run a race, but are in a race of their own just to continue to live their life. It is in honor of this mettle and courage in bravely facing these challenges that they are awarded a medal.

Please see their website here.

From Lamb Award & Engraving:

Trophy Recycling

We've recently begun a program to help find a new home for your very old trophies so that they avoid the landfill. We will either donate matching sets to charities in need or break the trophies down for parts. These parts will go on to other trophy winners.

Please send us an email before sending us your old trophies. We also accept old plaques, sculptures, and medals. You are responsible for any expenses related to shipping the old items here.

Contact us at:
Please include recyling in your subject line.

Other ways to recycle trophies are:
  1. Try Donating to your local YMCA or Park and Recreation Department.
  2. Call local Trophy Shop and ask if they recycle.
  3. Post on Freecycle or Craigslist- the plaques can usually be removed and replaced.
  4. Donate to Local elementary school or high school
  5. Donate to Special Olympics
  6. Donate to Day Care Centers

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