I got this in my email box and it was so simple, as some of the best ideas are.
As you may know, TV and movie academy members get DVDs (known as screeners) so they can watch programs or movies that may be up for an award. The TV academy sent out the following email:
Attention members: If you have old DVD screeners or other discs that you’re no longer using, don’t throw them away—bring them along the next time you attend Film Group or other events at the Television Academy’s headquarters and leave them in the recycle bin we have placed in the lobby of the Goldenson Theatre.
Instead of winding up in the trash, the discs will be collected by Project Hollywood Cares and sent to U.S. military service personnel deployed overseas, wounded servicemen and women in military hospitals and the surviving spouses and children of fallen heroes. We ask that you please limit donations to DVDs—we regret that we can no longer accept VHS tapes. In addition to DVDs, we welcome financial donations of any size, which will help enormously to defray the considerable costs of shipping your donated materials abroad.
Arrangements may also be made to donate DVDs/CDs, etc., at Project: Hollywood Cares on the CBS Studio Center lot in Studio City. Call (XXX) XXX-XXXX or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule studio parking/admittance and check hours of operation. Thank you for your generosity. To donate, volunteer, or for more information about Project Hollywood Cares, click here.
…now that’s a thanks worth working for.