ERA and Meridian Donate Laptops to North York Women’s Shelter

By electronic recycling association July 3, 2024

In a collaboration aimed at fostering empowerment and support, the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) has joined forces with Meridian Credit Union to donate five laptops to the North York Women’s Shelter in Ontario. This donation marks a significant step in aiding clients who are bravely escaping from violence, providing them with essential tools to pursue education and employment opportunities.

The laptops will serve as invaluable resources for shelter residents, enabling them to engage in crucial activities such as ESL classes, vocational training, and resume building. These tools are pivotal in helping individuals rebuild their lives by enhancing their skills and facilitating their integration into the workforce.

North York Women’s Shelter actively supports the rights of women and children to build lives free of violence by providing non-judgmental safe shelter, advocacy, and a range of programs and services, including 24-hour crisis support. To learn more about the North York Women’s Shelter, please visit their website.

By facilitating access to technology, ERA and Meridian Credit Union are not only supporting immediate needs but also empowering these individuals towards long-term stability and independence. This initiative underscores the importance of community collaboration in creating meaningful change and highlights the role of technology in breaking barriers and fostering inclusivity.

About Meridian Credit Union
Meridian is Ontario’s largest credit union, and second largest in Canada, with over $32 billion in assets under management. Guided by their purpose, “helping you achieve your best life,” Meridian delivers personal, business and wealth financial solutions to over 380,000 Members. Their bold Meridian for Good strategy is aimed at helping people get access to the money and advice they need; plan for a better future that is clean, resilient, and diverse; and be financially confident. 

About Electronic Recycling Association (ERA)

The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) is a non-profit organization established in 2004 to address the escalating issue of e-waste and the growing digital divide. ERA offers effective solutions to help individuals and organizations prevent the premature destruction of operational equipment. With a focus on recovery, refurbishment, and reuse, ERA consistently provides charitable groups with donated IT equipment while securely managing the retiring IT assets of organizations and individuals across Canada.