Five Laptops are Gifted to the Calgary John Howard Society

The Calgary John Howard Society (CJHS) is a charity that has been reducing crime and making Calgary communities safer since 1949 by helping youth and adults make positive changes and move away from criminal behaviour.

They address the root causes of crime by providing education, employment programs, housing and support so individuals have alternatives to breaking the law.

Justice is best served through measures that resolve conflict, embrace diversity and repair harm, while holding the individual accountable for their actions. They believe in understanding the context of why a crime was committed or harm was caused. Their goal is to restore relationships and support people in order to prevent future harm, making the Calgary community safer for all.

CJHS offers unique programs for youth and adults from all walks of life, most of whom have experienced trauma that has contributed to their involvement in the justice system. They work to remove the barriers to housing, education and employment that these individuals face, so they can make positive changes and move forward with their lives.

Their vision – An informed, inclusive community active in preventing crime.

Their mission – Promoting positive change through humane, just, and informed responses to crime and its effects.

Their core values –

  • Every person has intrinsic worth and must be treated with dignity, equity, fairness and compassion.
  • Every person has the right to live in a safe and peaceful society.
  • Maintaining a safe and peaceful society through humane responses to crime is every person’s responsibility.
  • Every person has the right and the responsibility to be informed about the criminal justice system.
  • Justice is best served through measures that resolve conflict, embrace diversity, and repair harm.
  • Society has a unique responsibility to provide a positive developmental environment for youth.

We were pleased to donate 5 laptops to the Calgary John Howard Society. They will provide these laptops to low-income youth so that they can stay connected with school and other supports while they are isolated. If you would like to learn more about this amazing organization, please click on their link here.

Many companies are closing their doors and having their employees work from home. The Electronic Recycling Association with this increased demand for technology will eventually run out of devices to donate. They are encouraging as many organizations and companies as possible to send a percentage of their unwanted or used electronic devices to the nearest ERA depot. This will help aid their program and hopefully help hundreds possibly thousands of individuals in need at this time.

ERA is still accepting shipments of donations and their depots are still accepting drop-offs of technology. ERA can pick up donations from essential businesses at this time only.