Giving Thanks for #GivingTuesday

From all of us at BAN, thank you very much for making #GivingTuesday a big success! We are incredibly grateful for each and every one of our supporters.

On this global day of giving, it was heartening to see such widespread support for giving, especially to the less fortunate. For us at BAN, the less fortunate are the ones hurt by toxic trade – like the impoverished citizens in our global village, who smash, burn, and soak our old electronic gadgets in acid just to capture the valuable pieces in hopes of making a living.

While we didn’t quite meet our goal, we are especially grateful for the many new first-time donors who participated in #GivingTuesday.

For us at BAN, the outpouring of generosity is especially significant following the consumerist craze of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Amidst the super sales on gadgets (like the cheap TV’s that sound like major deals but are often low-quality knock-offs), our supporters remembered the devastating impact our old electronics can have. Our supporters chose to join us in the fight against toxic trade.

That is truly the best gift of all. From our hearts to yours, thank you.