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1 NOV 2021

Containers 4 Kids Appeal

Each eligible bottle or can you donate raises 10c for the Starlight Children’s Foundation

Every minute of every day a child is admitted to hospital in Australia. In that moment, their world is turned upside down. Suddenly their smile disappears, and life is filled with hospital, pain, isolation, and loneliness.

Due to the pandemic, visitations are heavily restricted, hospital life has been tougher and sick kids in hospital experience the heartbreak of isolation from loved ones.

Until April 2022, recyclers in NSW will be able to donate their 10c refund to the appeal by selecting Starlight Children’s Foundation on any Return and Earn machine. ‘Containers 4 Kids’ is TOMRA and Cleanaway’s new recycling initiative helping to raise funds to help Starlight brighten the lives of sick kids.

Every eligible bottle or can donated through a Return and Earn reverse vending machine will raise 10 cents to help bring happiness to seriously ill children.

Our aim is to raise $250,000 for the Starlight Children’s Foundation by 3rd April 2022.

How your donation is helping

100% of the refunds donated will help Starlight deliver its vital in-hospital services. This includes Captain Starlight and the Starlight Express Rooms (SER) to sick kids and teens across NSW Children’s hospitals (Randwick, Westmead and John Hunter).

– 5 drink container refunds donated can provide a hospitalised child a set of Captain Starlight stickers.

– 20 drink container refunds donated can help provide a hospitalised child a Captain Starlight colouring in book and pencils

– 50 drink container refunds donated can help bring the fun and laughter of Captain Starlight to a child too sick to leave the ward.

– 390 drink container refunds donated can provide access to the Starlight Express Room for a sick kid for the length of their stay

Find your nearest return point here.

Return and Earn is a partnership between the NSW Government, scheme coordinator Exchange for Change and network operator TOMRA Cleanaway.