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YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS SOCIETY INC's Fundraiser:

YES Ink

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THE STORY:

YES Ink is a non-profit social enterprise to be launched in 2010 by members of the Young Entrepreneurs Society (YES) and Communities Collaborative to:

  • produce and sell quality, reasonably-priced and earth-friendly products
  • provide paid and voluntary training to youth who are new to the workforce
  • generate funds for our educationalprograms and to renovate our facilities
  • support community organizations with a 5% discount and in-kind donations


We've spent three years developing the venture. We wrote the business plan in 2008 with support from Community Wealth Ventures; raised $20,000 in grants and donations to renovate our production space; create a retail kiosk at our YES BizCenter shop; purchased equipment and supplies from an outgoing production facility; and trained staff. Everything is in place to launch. We just need funds to hire a part-time manager for 6 months until we can internally sustain paid staff of youth and adults. And we need to purchase a cartridge testing apparatus to ensure that every cartridge we sell is in perfect working order (vital for success in a sector whose reputation has been dogged by players selling "iffy" cartridges).

Your support is tax-deductible and will be acknowledged by letter/email, on our website, and in our facility and print materials. We will also send you a sample cartridge of your choice.

From our brochure and price list:

Paying too much for ink?
Not with YES Ink! We guarantee you’ll get the results you expect from our cartridges at half the cost. If you’re not satisfied, we’ll replace your cartridge or refund your money. Period.

Stickler for quality?
So is YES Ink. Unlike ’drill and fill’ refillers, we completely disassemble, clean, and replace the filter of every cartridge we sell. And while most use just one type of ink for every make and model cartridge they refill, YES Ink sticks to inks specified by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Finally, we test each cartridge three times on its OEM’s printer before packaging it using a protective print-head clip, bag and box.

Helping Planet Earth?
So is YES Ink. We refill only ‘pre-owned’ cartridges. Most are sourced locally from our neighbors via collection bins at schools, libraries, organizations, and YES BizCenter, our youth-powered non-profit print/copy/fax/ship shop in Orange, MA. We use only earth-friendly water-based inks and recycled packaging & shipping materials.

Social Mission
And, as a not-for-profit venture, we recycle 100% of our proceeds by providing support, training and employment to low-income, court-involved, and out-of-school youth and teens in local drop-out prevention programs.

Prices
Hewlett-Packard
HP 15 17.99
HP 17 19.99
HP 21 7.49
HP 22 9.99
HP 23 22.49
HP 27 9.99
HP 28 12.99
HP 45 18.39
HP 56 11.99
HP 57 19.99
HP 58 14.49
HP 59 14.49
HP 60 7.49
HP 74 7.49
HP 75 9.99
HP 78 19.99
HP 92 7.49
HP 93 11.99
HP 94 11.99
HP 95 14.49
HP 96 16.99
HP 97 19.99
HP 98 11.99
HP 99 14.99
HP 100 14.99
HP 101 14.49
HP 102 16.99
HP 110 11.99

Canon
CN PG-40 11.99
CN PG-50 20.24
CN CL-31 11.25
CN CL-41 13.84
CN CL-51 21.99

Lexmark
LX #1 12.99
LX #2 12.99
LX #3 12.99
LX 4A 11.99
LX 5A 13.49
LX 16 16.49
LX 20 22.49
LX #26 12.99
LX 31 17.49
LX 32 12.49
LX #3 12.99
LX 4A 11.99
LX 5A 13.49
LX 16 16.49
LX 20 22.49
LX #26 12.99
LX 31 17.49
LX 32 12.49
LX 33 13.49
LX 34 13.99
LX 35 17.49
LX 50 16.49
LX 60 19.99
LX 70 18.99
LX 80 21.49
LX 82 16.49
LX 83 20.49

Dell
DL 7Y743 15.49
DL 7Y745 17.99
DL J4844 13.99
DL M4640 14.99
DL M4646 13.49
DL T0529 13.99
DL T0530 15.49

Sharp
SP UX-C70B 6.49

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