Somali Canadian Women and Children Association Receives the Gift of Technology

The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) is ecstatic to announce the donation of 5 desktop computers and a projector to the Somali Canadian Women and Children Association (SCWCA).  The devices will be used to help support low-income families and help them stay connected during these uncertain times.

Somali Canadian women and children Association is a non-for-profit that empowers immigrant women and families. They provide relevant and inclusive frontline services and resources that meet the specific needs of immigrant women and families, always acting with integrity and being transparent and accountable to those they serve. SCWCA has a collaborative approach to meeting their clients’ needs to support a healthy and vibrant community.

Services are provided to all no matter their immigration status and ethnicity.

Settlement and Support Services offered include:

  • Cross cultural support
  • Government document support
  • English language classes
  • Computer literacy classes
  • Financial literacy
  • Collective kitchen
  • Interpretation and translation services

If you would like to learn more about the Somali Canadian Women and Children Association (SCWCA), please visit their website here.

The ERA works with charities 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. 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.

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.

If you are looking to safely and securely dispose of any unwanted electronics, call the ERA to see if you are eligible for a free pickup. 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.