The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) was pleased to donate 3 desktop computers to JustWork, a non-profit social enterprise that employs people with barriers to the workforce. This donation will give them access to reliable technology while allowing them to apply their resources to helping individuals with gainful employment. JustWork recognizes work is a gift. At its best, work provides us with income, new skills, a sense of ‘team’ with our co-workers, and the reward that comes with accomplishment.
There’s a movement growing around responsible production and consumption. People are looking for ways to use their business or purchasing power to enhance social values. JustWork strongly believes that movements like these generate momentum, feed convictions, and unite people in meaningful action.
Since 2006, JustWork has been proud to be part of such a movement. Based on a social enterprise model, they successfully blend financial and social goals by employing a yearly average of 25 employees who are facing major hurdles to participation in the traditional workforce.
Some people are consistently excluded from employment because of the challenges they face. That is why at their organization they intentionally provide employment opportunities for people who have struggled to find work so they can now make valuable workplace contributions and, in turn, enjoy the goodness of work. Visit their website here for more information.
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. Eligible organizations can apply here.
We strive to meet reasonable requests for IT and related equipment, such as computers, laptops, projection equipment, printers, phones and related peripherals. Our goal is to fulfill every single reasonable request for a computer donation that we receive, and we are thrilled to announce that we are getting close to achieving this goal. Since 2004, we have donated thousands of computers to Canadians in need and this number grows daily.