The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) recently donated a desktop computer to the Nanton Quality of Life Foundation (NQLF). NQLF is a community-based non-profit organization focused on providing locally-driven, preventative, social initiatives to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and the community. The device will be used by community members who need online access for job searches and community/government programs.
The Nanton Quality of Life Foundation’s mandate is to ensure that residents of the Town of Nanton and surrounding rural areas who need intervention, assistance, advocacy, skills, or support to improve their quality of life are supported to achieve that goal. Any person residing in the community of Nanton and the surrounding area is eligible to seek services from the Foundation.
On a daily basis, Nanton Quality of Life Foundation staff are available to assist community members in the following ways:
Refer community members to appropriate support programs
Assist community members who require information regarding government services
Assist and refer community members in accessing appropriate social supports or services
Assist community members who require assistance completing government forms
Provide community members with crisis support
In addition to the above, Nanton Quality of Life Foundation staff provides the Nanton and Area FCSS program. This includes child and youth programming, programming for seniors and adults, and programming for the family.
If you would like more information about the Nanton Quality of Life Foundation please visit their website here.
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.