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Copper for Kids (CFK)

Copper for Kids (CFK) - Departments & Programs, UW Hospital and Clinics, Facilities and Engineering Services


A Plant Engineering worker recycles copperCopper for Kids (CFK) is a program created by employees to raise money for AFCH by collecting and selling used copper. Facilities and Engineering Services created CFK and all members of the department work to continue the program. 

Before the Copper for Kids effort, contractors involved in construction projects at the hospital typically recycled the scrap copper on their own, and some of it was simply thrown out. But since the fundraiser began, contractors have willingly turned over old copper wiring and tubing for the cause. 

Since its inception in 2006 the Copper for Kids program has raised more than $250,000 to support a variety of areas in American Family Children’s Hospital. 

The CFK program has:

Funds raised in Fiscal Year 2011 were used in the following ways:

Learn more about the Copper For Kids Program and how it works