Yesterday, the Electronic Recycling Association had the pleasure to work side by side MLA Lana Popham. Together, they donated 27 computers to a Victoria organization known as Rosalie’s Village, which will go to households in need of technology.
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP) has been an essential part of aiding the development of the project and in addition to Rosalie’s Village, they have a community inclusion program for 50 individuals with intellectual disabilities, seniors geared to income housing and administrative offices on the West Saanich site which will all benefit from the donation.
Located at 4349 West Saanich Road in Victoria, Rosalie’s Village was designed and built to Build Green Gold Standards and comprised of 42 self-contained units of affordable housing. The development was built to house single mothers and children, along with older women who have not qualified for senior housing. The Village includes a daycare for residents as well as the larger community, office space and a commercial kitchen.
These computers will be used by the families loving in the village and will be put to good use for schoolwork, employment searches and training programs.
If you would like to learn more about this project, please visit their website here.