ERA Supports Toronto Non-Profit Literal Change with 10 Laptops

By electronic recycling association September 2, 2021

The Electronic Recycling Association’s mandate is to close the digital divide which has become even more apparent during the pandemic. We are thrilled to donate 10 laptops to Literal Change in Toronto. The laptops will be given to clients who do not have reliable access to one so that they can access online education opportunities through their programs.

Literal Change is all about providing a positive academic setting for people who have struggled in the mainstream classroom. They work specifically to improve the literacy levels of communities and populations who have experienced limited access to educational supports and alternative learning strategies.

Their team is made up of individuals from various walks of life and backgrounds. They have an understanding of the barriers that are being faced in vulnerable Toronto communities.

They feel that everyone has a right to access education and that with effective strategies and supports, individuals will be able to reach their career and academic potential.

  • They teach the foundational skills of reading and writing
  • They strive to create a positive educational environment for each student
  • Their goal is to help our students build confidence and self-esteem
  • They offer targeted strategies that meet the needs of our individual learners

To learn more, check out their website HERE.

The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) is a non-profit organization committed to reducing unnecessary electronic waste by recycling and repurposing used electronics. We work with charities across the country to provide refurbished electronics for their programs. This gives them access to reliable technology while allowing them to apply their resources to what they’re good at: developing programs to help Canadians struggling with poverty, health concerns, or are otherwise experiencing misfortune.

We believe that reuse before recycling is critical in managing the waste created by computer hardware, and by offering industry-leading data destruction for all equipment we receive, we have securely repurposed hundreds of tons of equipment. Because not everything ERA receives can be reasonably repurposed, we have partnered with certified recycling organizations to process equipment that has reached the end of its productive life.

Donating your used electronics is as simple as giving us a call or contacting us online. Schedule a pickup date with our team or visit one of our donation depots Canada-wide. We accept used desktops, notebooks, computer peripherals, software, and more.