Index Exchange Donates 8 Laptops to STEAM Education Centres

The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) and Index Exchange are excited to announce the donation of 8 laptops to the STEAM Education Centre in Ontario. We are proud to work with organizations like Index Exchange that value giving back to the community and to those in need. These laptops will be provided to the students and people with limited income who currently do not have a home computer.

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“Thank you to ERA and the technology donors who recently provided 8 laptops to the STEAM Education Centre’s computer donation program. These devices will be donated to low-income students, Indigenous communities and people facing poverty living in southwestern Ontario to ensure our most vulnerable people can learn, work, and participate in life with a reliable device from their home. With your help, we’re providing a literal lifeline and possible way out of poverty, so again, our very sincere thanks.” Jessica Gransaull, Executive Director of STEAM.

STEAM Centre is an education innovation charity established in 2016. Their mission is to educate, equip and empower learners to imagine and create the future through play, ingenuity, and innovation, using science, technology, engineering, art/design, and math (STEAM). They’re focused on the future and helping students learn the essential skills and competencies required to excel.

Their programs help students to think critically about science and technology, have equitable access to it, and can use technology to solve real world challenges. From learning to paint large scale street art murals to coding new applications, their programs encourage students to think critically to create solutions that improve their communities and make the world better for others. Check out their website to learn more about the programs, camps and workshops offered.

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.