At the start of the pandemic, ERA saw an increase in donation requests, primarily families who did not own a laptop or a computer and would attend their local libraries to gain online access for school work or job searches. However, they are now contacting ERA to apply for a laptop to be able to teach their children from home.
ERA has decided to start a new program with the help of Canadian businesses working with us to supply laptops and computers to families in need. These laptops are YOURS TO KEEP!
Budget Laptops: The ERA has budget laptops available to be purchased by students or low-income individuals for $80. Fill in the form and attach proof of your low-income status or school record.
Free Laptops: If you are a family who cannot afford a Budget Laptop and has proof of low income, the ERA will supply your family with up to 2 laptops per household.
If you are a company with unwanted devices, please contact ERA and contribute to this cause. Call 1.877.9EWASTE, email [email protected] or fill in our form online now!
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.
***Please note, currently, we have a high demand for FREE laptops and we are trying to fulfill as much as possible. We are in need of laptops and computers to help us do this. So, please spread the word!
**This program is currently on hold. You can still submit your application but will not be receiving a confirmation email from us.**