Santa’s Little Helpers Receive the Gift of Technology Early this Year
Surrey Christmas Bureau are on the other side of donations this year by receiving 10 devices with the help of MLA Garry Begg
Surrey, BC (October 14th, 2019) – The Electronic Recycling Association works vigorously with political members of the community throughout the year. It is not a shocker that they would team up with MLA Garry Begg to donate 6 computers and 4 laptops to the Surrey Christmas Bureau. This organization is no stranger to receiving donations to help low income families celebrate Christmas the right way. Now it is their turn to receive a gift for all their hard work over the years and ERA is delighted to help.
“The Surrey Christmas Bureau is delighted to receive ten computers from the Electronic Recycling Association. For over 40 years, the Christmas Bureau has been helping thousands of vulnerable Surrey families enjoy a joyful holiday season with toys and Christmas hampers. As a small charity, we struggle each year to raise sufficient funds to meet the increasing needs of our community, we simply do not have the resources to replace aging equipment. These computers will be instrumental in helping our volunteers and staff help even more families in an efficient and expedient manner. Thank you so much!” Lisa Werring, Executive Director
“This is an outstanding contribution from the Electronic Recycling Association,” said Garry Begg MLA for Surrey. “These ten computers are practical and welcome gifts during the festive season and I know the Surrey Christmas Bureau welcomes this generous donation, and they will be well used.”
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.
The Surrey Christmas Bureau (SCB) is a volunteer-run non-profit, charitable organization. They help low-income families with toys, stocking stuffers and grocery cards makes a world of difference in letting them create a memorable holiday for their children.
About MLA Garry Begg Garry Begg was elected as the MLA for Surrey-Guildford in May 2017. He serves as the Government Whip. Garry was a career RCMP Officer serving in various locations and undertaking a wide variety of duties for over 38 years, the last eight in Surrey, where he was a District Commander, Watch Commander, and Operations Support Officer. His years of service and involvement in Surrey left him with a deep understanding of the issues facing the community and he entered politics as a means of continuing his public service. Garry, born and raised in Ontario, is married, with two adult children and two grandchildren.