SSVP Calgary Families Receive Free Computers

The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) recently donated 3 computers to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP) in Calgary to help support families in need. The devices will be used to help newcomers to Canada with online schooling as well as job searches.

SSVP volunteers seek people in need, wherever they live – in their homes, on the street, in shelters, in hospital or in prison.  The activity of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is always based on love of neighbour in the local community. Volunteers work in their own area, and respond to local needs. This means that the Society’s work around the world is extremely varied: health, agriculture, education, housing, employment support, help for elderly, disabled, isolated or excluded people, and more. Funded by donations, it also provides emergency assistance and rehabilitation for victims of natural or humanitarian disasters and finances development projects.

SSVP’s work in Canada:

  • home visits;
  • friendly visits (sick, elderly, prisoners);
  • food aid (food bank, soup kitchen);
  • material help (clothes, accessories and furniture);
  • educational support (school supplies, scholarships);
  • help to refugees and immigrants;
  • shelters (homeless, single mothers, abused persons);
  • summer camps;
  • twinning with conferences from another country;
  • international and national emergency relief (natural disasters and humanitarian catastrophes).

The SSVP launched its national housing campaign on February 7, 2021, the feast day of Blessed Sister Rosalie Rendu. The theme is “Safe, secure and affordable housing is a human right”. Everyone deserves to have safe and adequate housing for their families. This is their right and it is certainly one that every Vincentian should support. They encourage all members of the Society to consider one or more of the various actions in the Action Plan;  additional material will be shared throughout the year.

The Electronic Recycling Association is committed to making electronic recycling beneficial for everyone including the environment! If you have any leftover electronic devices that you no longer need, or are not working as it should be, then we will take them off your hands, refurbish them, before giving them to charities across Canada.

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.

Your donation can make all the difference to someone, as well as helping to reduce the impact of e-waste. Be part of the solution by donating your devices today. Call us at 1877-9EWASTE to book a pickup.