Calgary-based non-profit organization, Electronics Recycling Association (ERA) is calling on businesses and individuals to donate their unwanted computers and laptops to help them fill requests from charitable organizations and individuals in need.

Founded in 2004 to address the growing problem of e-waste and digital divide, ERA focuses on recovery and refurbishment of reusable IT equipment while securely managing retiring digital assets. The organizations says they have 1000 pending organizations, including charities, non-profit organizations, schools, and care facilities, that urgently need Information Technology (IT)-related devices in order to develop programs aimed at creating awareness online and improving the lives of Canadians.

ERA currently seeks to collect laptops for the following charities:

            Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters 
            Salvation Army
            More Than A Roof Housing Society 
            Goodwill Industries 
            March of Dimes Canada
            Edmonton Immigrant Services Association
            The Canadian Helpers Society 
            Scouts Canada
            Native Child and Family Service of Toronto
            Alberta Children’s Services 
            Immigration Service Calgary
            Alberta Health Services
            Centre for New Comers
            The Southern Alberta Self-Help Association 
            The Mustard Seed
            Saskatchewan Environmental Society
            Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

“If we all give a little, these donations would be filled in no time. I am looking for your help in making these organizations’ dreams a reality,” said Bojan Paduh, Founder and President of the Electronic Recycling Association.

Pickups of unwanted devices can be scheduled here.

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