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Computer Recycling Canada: Giving Tuesday Computer Donations

Three Charities to Receive Thirty Donated Computers on Giving Tuesday

The Electronic Recycling Association to present computers to charities in BC, AB and MB

Giving Tuesday 2016

Calgary, AB (November 23, 2016) — The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) will be presenting Harvest Project in Vancouver, Inn from the Cold in Calgary and Riverton & District Friendship Center in Manitoba with donated  computers on November 29th, which is Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a nation-wide initiative that promotes giving-back on the Tuesday immediately following the consumer sales and material focus of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

“We are extremely excited to present these donations on Giving Tuesday. Each of these charities provides essential services for people experiencing hardship, and they are in dire need of technology to keep up” says Bojan Paduh, founder and president of ERA. “It is so important going into the holidays to remember that there are thousands of Canadians struggling right now.  Giving Tuesday is a really positive reminder and great platform through which we can give back.”

Harvest Project will receive 8 computers, Inn from the Cold will receive 11 computers and Riverton & District Friendship Center will receive 14 computers.

Media representatives are invited to attend and cover these donation stories.

Recipient Harvest Project Inn from the Cold Riverton & District Friendship Centre
Date Tuesday, November 29 2016 Tuesday, November 29 2016 Tuesday, November 29 2016
Time 11:00am (PT) 11:00am (MST) 11:00am (CT)
Location 1073 Roosevelt Crescent
North Vancouver, BC
106, 110-11th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB
53 Laura Ave
Riverton, Manitoba
Attendees The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA)
Harvest Project
The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA)
Inn from the Cold
The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA)
Tanis Grimolfson, executive director, Friendship Centre


About the Electronic Recycling Association

Established in 2004, ERA is a non-profit organization directed to reduce the environmental impact of improperly discarded toxic electronic waste by offering accessible services to help corporations and individuals manage their retiring IT assets. Through industry leading pickup, data removal and reporting/certification services, ERA provides a full-circle solution for e-waste management. With reuse being ERA’s top priority, every item that is received is examined for any remaining productive life and refurbished for reuse. True end of life items are transferred to accredited recyclers where a nil landfill contribution can be assured. ERA is committed to supporting local charities and individuals in need through the provision of electronic equipment to charities and individuals alike.

About Harvest Project

Harvest Project is a community-based urban relief organization. For more than 23 years, Harvest Project has been reaching out to those who are experiencing extreme challenges with family break-downs, illness, job loss, and poverty. As a social enterprise, their programs provide individual client-coaching and active-listening, provision of food, clothing supports, assistance for workforce re-entry, food-recovery and redistribution, and their retail Clothes For Change Thrift Boutique. http://www.harvestproject.org/

About Inn from the Cold

For almost twenty years, Inn from the Cold has operated as an agency of last resort for those children and their families who find themselves with no place else to go. They go far beyond the provision of basic needs and offer shelter, sanctuary, and healing through an integrated continuum of services. Their door is open 24/7, 365 days a year and they turn no family away. http://innfromthecold.org/

Vision: A community where no child or family is homeless.

Mission: Inn from the Cold offers shelter, sanctuary and healing to assist homeless children and their families achieve independence.

About Riverton & District Friendship Centre

The Friendship Centre acts as a referral service to anyone wishing to contact officials of the Provincial, Municipal or Federal governments and agencies in such areas as employment assistance, housing, pensions, employment insurance and income tax. The centre’s most important aim is to bring about a much greater degree of fellowship between the native members of the community. In addition, to make the greatest possible effort in striving to secure rights and opportunities for all persons regardless of background. http://www.rivertonfc.com/

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Media enquiries may be directed to:

Kristi Gartner
Marketing and Communications Manager
Electronic Recycling Association
Phone: 403-262-4488
kristi@era.ca
Joe McGuinness
Community Engagement Coordinator
Harvest Project
Phone: 604-983-9488 x314
JoeM@harvestproject.org
Lynn Cox
Resource Development & Communications Manager
Inn from the Cold
Phone: 403-473-3262
lynn@innfromthecold.org
Tanis Grimolfson
Executive Director
Riverton & District Friendship Centre
Phone: 204-378-2800
rdfc@mymts.net

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