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ERA Partners with Shell Canada for their Largest Donation to Date

Giving on Giving Tuesday

In honour of Giving Tuesday, we were pleased to donate 300 computers and laptops to communities and organizations throughout Canada. This is ERA's single largest donation to date and we were delighted to work with Shell Canada to make this donation possible. Giving Tuesday is a global movement which involves volunteering and giving to others less fortunate. This movement takes place directly after Black Friday every year and is seen as the start of the giving season. It's a time when charities, organizations, individuals, and companies all come together to give back in some shape or form to their communities. For more information on Giving Tuesday please visit their website here. We held our Giving Tuesday event at the Chiila Elementary School within Tsuu T'ina Nation. In attendance was Michael Crothers (Shell Canada’s President and Country Chair), Jessica Lifely (ERA’s BD and Marketing Manager), Nicole Rabbit (Principal of Chiila Elementary School), Janice Bushfield (Executive Director of Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta), Lisette Golding-Cooper (Education Director for the Wesley First Nation), Jordie Mark (Representation at Chiniki Community College), Shell and ERA Representatives. We would like to thank each and every one of them for taking time out of their busy schedules to attend. Donation Michael Crothers, President and Country Chair of Shell Canada expressed, "A lack of access to computers and the Internet can limit opportunities for those already in vulnerable situations," said Michael. "We are delighted to be celebrating Giving Tuesday – a global day of giving –  by making a local contribution; providing $1 million in surplus computers to deserving organizations across Canada, particularly to schools in Indigenous communities.” The largest number of recipients from today's donation were indigenous organizations and schools within Alberta which included Tsuu T’ina Nation, Wesley First Nation, Sunchild First Nation, Swan River First Nation, Rocky Native Friendship Centre Society, Chiniki Community College and Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta. Other fortunate organizations to receive donations outside Alberta included Britannia Lodge, Vision Loss Rehabilitation Saskatchewan, Care and Share Lounge and the Quebec Writers' Federation. Donation Bojan Paduh, Founder of the Electronic Recycling Association, states: “We are thrilled to work alongside Shell Canada for the biggest donation the ERA has organized. On a daily basis, we donate to charitable organizations throughout Canada. However, today is extra special as we are part of a donation blitz that will see 12 deserving communities and organizations across Canada receive IT equipment.” Shell and ERA We look forward to working with Shell Canada in the coming months to donate more electronics to other communities and organizations in need of laptops and computers.
CCIS Receives a Donation

Calgary Catholic Immigrant Society: "Our Community, Our Future"

We were delighted to work with the Calgary Catholic Immigrant Society (CCIS) to donate a laptop to a family in need. This laptop will help members of this family secure a job, progress in school and keep up with current affairs. CCIS is a non-profit organization which provides settlement and integration services to all immigrants and refugees in Southern Alberta. They are a community leader with over 35 years of solid experience in the design and delivery of comprehensive resettlement and integration services to refugees and immigrants. They pride themselves in delivering these services through a dynamic multicultural, multilingual and multidisciplinary team of professionals, who collectively speak over 60 languages. This diversity enables them to provide their clients and the community with optimum assistance. They have over 1,500 volunteers who devote their time to helping newcomers. They offer a wide variety of specialized services that were designed to aid and enhance the integration process. Their mission is to empower immigrants and refugees to successfully resettle and integrate. They, vision a society where immigrants and refugees can reach their potential. This organization is close to ERA's heart and we are extremely happy to help such a fantastic nonprofit. Calgary Catholic Immigrant Society   If you're an organization looking to receive a donation of a laptop or computer please visit the link below: https://www.era.ca/computer-recycling-apply-for-a-donation/  If you are looking for more information on this amazing organization, please follow this link: https://www.ccisab.ca/.
Edmonton Donation Day

Donating laptops to organizations who donate their time!

This week we ventured up to Edmonton to personally donate 11 laptops to two amazing causes. The first organization is known as Children's Autism Services of Edmonton. This organization is a non-profit organization providing services to children with autism and other developmental disorders. They provide a range of services and supports for families. They have dedicated, dynamic and qualified professionals providing family centred programming.  Through specialized services, the children and families in their organization experience high levels of success and continue to meet and exceed their goals.  Families are supported and empowered with strategies that will help them cope and prepare them for the future. If you wish to learn more about the organization, please follow the link: http://www.childrensautism.ca/ Children Autism Services of Edmonton   Our next stop was to the University of Alberta where we met with Michael Frishkopf, Professor of Ethnomusicology. He will be travelling to Uganda to volunteer his time teaching children about music. This laptop will help him provide a deeper insight into music and it's genres. We wish him all the best on his journey. Michael frishkopf If you wish to receive a donation, please apply through our online application. https://www.era.ca/computer-recycling-apply-for-a-donation/
Southcentre Mall – Kicking off Waste Reduction Week!

Southcentre Mall - Leading by Example

National Waste Reduction Week (WRW) takes place from October 16th through to October 22nd. WRW is a week where we concentrate primarily on the importance of reducing waste, improving the efficiency of resources and introducing how important it is to become a circular economy. To kick off WRW we have decided to partner with Southcentre Mall for a collection event. Drop by Southcentre Mall on October 14th, 2017 between 10 am – 3 pm and start your spring cleaning by disposing of your unwanted electronics safely and securely! October is the month for waste reduction and the perfect time to think about reducing your electronic waste and the negative impact it has on our environment. Join us in our mission! Southcentre Mall Collection   If you are in need of a pickup click here or have any other inquiries please do not hesitate to contact us [email protected]. For more information on Southcentre Mall, please follow the link: https://www.southcentremall.com/
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