The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) is pleased to assist the West Hillhurst Community Association (WHCA) with a donation of 10 laptops and 10 computer monitors. The devices will be used by their staff to help this non-profit organization push forward their mission.
The WHCA began with both vision and volunteerism – two of the key elements that underpin the association’s mission today. The idea for a community centre began in the forties when a group of men riding home on the old Grand Trunk Streetcar struck up a discussion about the state of the neighbourhood. They talked about the need for greater community cohesion and opportunities for children and decided to form a community association in order to create playgrounds and provide other facilities for West Hillhurst residents. This group had good humour: they called themselves “The Grand Trunk Hot Shot League.” The first playgrounds were developed in Calgary at 23 Street & 5 Ave and 21 Street and 2 Avenue N.W.
The WHCA knows that they require a community centre that is as vibrant and dynamic as the community itself, one that reflects West Hillhurst’s diverse needs.
They continue to offer and expand upon the WHCA’s programs and services, the WHCA executive has launched a Community Centre Revitalization Program. Following the completion of this program, the 5,500 citizens of West Hillhurst will have a home to address the needs of its seniors, families, young professionals, youth, and area businesses. By improving the community centre building, the WHCA hopes to increase membership and generate greater usage of the Centre as a whole. For more information about the WHCA please visit their website here.
The ERA works with charities across the country to provide refurbished electronics for their programs. This gives them access to reliable technology while allowing them to apply their resources to what they’re good at: developing programs to help Canadians struggling with poverty, health concerns, or are otherwise experiencing misfortune. Because the Electronic Recycling Association is an advocate of equality, we are not specifically affiliated with a given charity. The ERA helps hundreds of charitable organizations each year through the donation of necessary computer equipment. Organizations qualified for donations through ERA’s donation program include registered charities, non-profit organizations, care facilities (seniors’ homes, hospitals, daycares, etc.), and educational institutions.
If you are looking to safely and securely dispose of any unwanted electronics, call the ERA to see if you are eligible for a free pickup. 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.