Christmas Came Early for Three Charitable Organizations within Ontario
Our team was out in full force today, in Ontario. We donated to three amazing charitable organizations who give back to the community in different ways. They comprised of The Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) in Toronto, The Pregnancy Care Centre in North York and Riverdale’s Immigrant Women’s Centre in Toronto. Each one of these organizations plays a major role in improving the lives of others and ERA were delighted to provide them with a donation.
The Mood Disorders Society of Canada
The Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) has evolved to become one of Canada’s best-connected mental health NGOs with a demonstrated track record of forging and maintaining meaningful and sustained partnerships with the public, private and non-profit sectors throughout Canada.
We were delighted to donate 10 laptops to the MDSC. We asked Cristina Lopes, Clerical Support Worker at MDSC to comment on how the laptops will be utilized and she responded, “Our participants are preparing for employment. Often something as simple as the lack of computers can be a barrier. We provide computer training and include open source applications such as LibreOffice.” We wish them all the best for the future. For more information on this organization, please visit https://mdsc.ca/about-us/
The Pregnancy Care Centre
The Pregnancy Care Centre was established in 1984 as a Christian non-profit, non-political, charitable organization to offer valuable community support. They are funded solely by donations from individuals, businesses, and churches. They provide free pregnancy tests and information, pregnancy options, personalized support for women preparing to parent or place their child for adoption and support for those who suffer after giving their child up for adoption.
We were thrilled to donate 2 laptops and a computer to this incredible organization. These devices came just in time as their old devices were slowly failing and they needed an upgrade badly. However, due to having such a low budget they could not afford to pay for IT equipment. We hope this donation helps them excel in their mission to help women throughout Ontario. For more information on this organization, please visit http://iamnotalone.ca/
Riverdale’s Immigrant Women’s Centre
Riverdale Immigrant Women’s Centre (RIWC) is committed to supporting Asian and South Asian women, children, youth and their families in taking greater control of their lives. Their main focus is to provide culturally appropriate and linguistically specific settlement and counseling support services with the use of community- determined strategies that are developed and delivered by women. RIWC provides a broad range of services essential to the integration of refugee communities. They also assist under-served groups such as youth, seniors, lesbians, refugees and other vulnerable women who are isolated and have limited access to services.
This was the last of our donations in Ontario today, they received a laptop. This donation will be used primarily for studious purposes by a RIWC client. We wish them the very best of luck throughout their studies and hope they strive for the future. For more information on this organization, please visit http://www.riwc.ca/
Thank-you to all of our amazing donors for supporting our cause, and allowing us to continue making valuable technology donations! Contact us today to book a pick-up for your unwanted computer equipment: [email protected], 1.877.939.2783 (1.877.9EWASTE)