Donated computers will be used to help low-income Calgarians advance their educational endeavors and expand their career opportunities. This can include attaining their GED, college education and/or career focused programs.
"The 'digit divide' is yet another obstacle faced by low-income Calgarians," said Lorna Curran, CUPS Communications Manager. "Computer and laptop donations from ERA help CUPS participants keep up with mainstream society. With a computer, they are able to develop computer skills, look for employment online or find resources. For children, access to a home computer has unquestionably become the norm. CUPS partnership with ERA helps low-income families and individuals overcome barriers to their success."
About the Electronics Recycling Association Established in 2004, the ERA specializes in waste electronics management, reuse and recycling in Canada. We are unwaveringly committed to reducing electronic waste by extending their lifecycle through electronics donating services, recycling non-reusable electronics, computers, laptops, phones and more. With depots all across Canada, the ERA provides a great way to recycle electronic equipment safely and securely.
About the Calgary Urban Project Society Through integrated healthcare, education and housing services, CUPS empowers people to overcome the challenges of poverty and reach their full potential. CUPS helps individuals, families and communities thrive.