The Adaptable Outdoor Recreation Society needed a desktop computer for their office and a laptop for when they work outside of the office on programs, for other tasks and for volunteers to use when needed. The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) was delighted to be able to provide these devices which will help them deliver programs more efficiently to people living with disabilities.
The Adaptable Outdoor Recreation Society is a non-profit society that helps people with disabilities, enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, paddling and fishing. They want to increase the number of outdoor recreation opportunities available to people living with both physical and cognitive disabilities through the use of specialized adaptive equipment and teamwork, so that they may overcome the barriers preventing this section of the population from enjoying the great outdoors.
“Your donation is greatly appreciated by our organisation. Thank you!” exclaimed Stephen Holly.
Viewing regular access to a personal computer as a non-essential luxury is a thing of the past. Even basic activities now require the use of a computer; applying for a job, completing school work, staying in touch with family or even something as simple as looking up a bus route is difficult without a computer. The Electronic Recycling Association has developed a charitable computer donation program to address exactly that problem.
The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 to address the growing problem of e-waste and the increasing ‘digital divide’. For over fifteen years, ERA has offered simple solutions to help individuals and organizations prevent operational equipment from premature destruction. With a focus on recovery, refurbishment and reuse, ERA continuously supplies charitable groups with donated IT equipment while securely managing the retiring IT assets of organizations and individuals across Canada.
We believe that reuse before recycling is critical in managing the waste created by computer hardware, and by offering industry-leading data destruction for all equipment we receive, we have securely repurposed hundreds of tons of equipment. Because not everything ERA receives can be reasonably repurposed, we have partnered with certified recycling organizations to process equipment that has reached the end of its productive life.