Victoria BBB and ERA Donate 25 Devices to Organizations in Need

The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) was proud to co-host a donation event with the Better Business Bureau serving Vancouver Island (BBB) on June 4th, 2021 to provide 25 electronic devices to the clients of the Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness, Victoria Women in Need Community Cooperative (WIN), Harbour of Hope Refugee Assistance Society, and The Bateman Foundation.

COVID-19 has been disruptive to non-profit organizations that are, in many cases, already operating on a shoestring. The ERA understands that fostering the community now means building for our future. We were happy to partner with the BBB to assist these organizations of Victoria that work to train, assist, and develop the communities we serve by providing for their IT needs.

 

  1. The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness (the Coalition) was formed in 2008 with a mission to end homelessness in the capital region. The Coalition’s activities centre around funding effectiveness, system effectiveness, inclusiveness, evidence-based reporting, and building capacity.
  2. Victoria Women in Need Community Cooperative (WIN) is organized as a community service cooperative which is a non-profit form of a cooperative. Their purpose is to benefit the community through the provision of programs and services for supports women, trans, non-binary and Two Spirit people, and their families.
  3. Harbour of Hope Refugee Assistance Society is a dedicated, community-based organization that provides assistance to refugees who settle in Victoria, BC.  They are a group of people who are committed to helping others.
  4. The Bateman Foundation’s mission is to promote the preservation and sustainability of the environment. To achieve this goal, we maintain an art gallery to perpetuate, protect, enhance and promote the artistic and cultural legacy of nature-inspired artists, including Robert Bateman

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.