The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) recently donated 10 laptops and 5 desktop computers to the Scarborough Muslim Association (SMA) to support various community services and charity programs run by SMA.
The Scarborough Muslim Association operates a learning centre during the day to teach children Islamic and academic subjects in an Islamic environment under the supervision of qualified staff.
SMA operates a regular five-days-a-week Madressa between the hours of 5 pm and 7 pm. Over 400 Muslim children from the surrounding vicinity have the opportunity to take advantage of lessons in learning the Qur’an, aHadith, Salah, and Islamic morals and values for their social development. They also offer a Hifz class for the memorization of the holy Qur’an. The Madressa comprises a staff of 20 well-qualified teachers to provide these services.
SMA has in the past and continues to be in the forefront to help victims of natural disasters around the world. They have helped raise funds for the conjoined Siamese twins (the Jamal sisters) from Pakistan and other critically sick children from around the world. They have raised funds for earthquakes and helped war-stricken Muslims in Iran, India, Turkey, Bosnia, and Kosovo.
Family crisis and youth counselling
Liaison with Government agencies for support services for Muslims
Funeral and burial services
Counseling for Muslims in prisons, establishing Islamic libraries in prisons, providing halal food to Muslim prisoners particularly in the month of Ramadan
Because the Electronic Recycling Association is an advocate of equality, we are not specifically affiliated with a given charity. We work with charitable organizations across the country to provide refurbished electronics for their programs. This gives them access to reliable technology while allowing them to apply their resources to what they’re good at: developing programs to help Canadians struggling with poverty, health concerns or are otherwise experiencing misfortune.