The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) is proud to announce the donation of 10 desktop computers along with 10 webcams to the Steps Together Foundation. The computers will be given to First Nations students in BC.
The Steps Together Foundation was founded in 2011 by the Safaya family of Coquitlam, BC. The mission of the foundation is to extend financial assistance to youth, as well as provide them opportunities for self-learning and capacity building.
Each member of the foundation values higher education and the role it plays in achieving personal growth. This philosophy has been followed by all three generations of the Safaya family, hence the Foundation pledges to take steps together with youth who have demonstrated a passion for education, a desire for self-improvement, and a commitment to community service.
In the years to come, the foundation is looking to expand its reach through an increased number of bursaries and support of community activities that are aimed at bringing like-minded youth together in their pursuit of knowledge and success.
Steps Together Foundation is an active partner of Youth Leadership Society of BC, also founded by the Safaya family, for the youth programs it offers to youth K-12. To learn more, visit their website here.
Although they are happy to receive these devices, there is a need for much more. They are looking for an additional 40 desktop computers and 50 laptops. If you would like to get involved and provide computers to deserving organizations like the Steps Together Foundation, simply drop off your unwanted IT equipment at one of ERA’s 7 locations. We will data wipe your hard drives and install Windows 10 operating system on all refurbished items for donation.
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.