A Tradition of Serving Our Community and Youth Since 1974...
Supporting youth and the community, with a particular focus on the Tri-Lakes area of northern El Paso County, Colorado.
Blue Star Recyclers
Blue Star Recyclers is an award-winning 501c3 social enterprise with locations in Colorado Springs and Denver, CO. Founded in 2009, our core mission is recycling electronics and other materials to create local jobs for people with autism and other disAbilities.
Our mission to date has produced these triple-bottom line results:
Over 25 local jobs for people with disAbilities in 4 Colorado communities
Over $4 million in new local revenues and $1 million in taxpayer savings
Over 10 million pounds of electronics ethically recycled
In addition to our significant economic, environmental, and social deliverables, our workers with autism and other disAbilities have posted the following occupational metrics since 2010:
0% employee turnover
0% employee absenteeism
No lost time accidents
97% "on the clock" work task engagement
The Foundation grant to Blue Star is being used launch a campaign in association with Tri-Lakes Cares and/or Monument School District 38 to deliver refurbished computers and affordable internet access (where available) to one hundred (100) low income individuals, families, and school age children in the Tri-Lakes area who qualify for public assistance. We will make these computers available at an average cost of $50 per computer.
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