The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) was happy to donate 2 laptops, 1 desktop computer, and a printer to U R the Inspiration Foundation. The devices will be used by staff to connect online with the children and women of the Vancouver community.
U R the Inspiration Foundation brings out the true talents/gifts from children by teaching, guiding, leading, motivation and encouraging. They arrange talents shows and events in the community and at churches during festivals and holiday periods. In addition, they are active in fundraising for kids’ clubs and activities. Check out their Facebook page here to see what they have been up to!
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.
We work 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 find a new home for a computer you don’t use anymore, consider dropping it off at one of our depots Canada-wide. Or call us at 1877-9EWASTE to see if you are eligible for a free pickup!