ERA & Mozilla Corporation Donate Laptops to Assist the Vulnerable People of Toronto

The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) and the Mozilla Corporation are excited to announce the donation of 5 laptops to the Fred Victor Centre, a social service charitable organization that fosters long-lasting and positive change in the lives of homeless and low-income people living across Toronto. The Mozilla Corporation coordinates and integrates the development of Internet-related applications such as the Firefox web browser, by a global community of open-source developers, some of whom are employed by the corporation itself.

Many of Fred Victor Centre’s clients (parents and children) are required to self-isolate and they don’t have a computer. It’s hard to order food, supplies, medication and do banking without technology. The ERA is proud to assist clients like Mozilla with their IT asset disposal process and thanks them for their support in providing less fortunate individuals with the computers they need to help them get their lives back on track.

The Fred Victor Centre’s mission is to improve the health, income and housing stability of people experiencing poverty and/or homelessness. Every day, more than 2,000 people use their programs and services.

Their many programs and services, located at 20+ different sites across Toronto, help people rebuild their lives by offering:

  • Affordable housing
  • Transitional housing
  • Shelters and Emergency Respite Site
  • Food access services
  • Job training and counselling
  • Health information and community services
  • Community mental health outreach
  • Specialized support programs

 

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.

Call us at 1877-9EWASTE to see if you are eligible for a free pickup!