The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) is pleased to provide The Lower Mainland Purpose Society in New Westminster, BC with 10 desktop computers. The devices will be used to help support the Purpose Society’s Digital Inclusion Project which aims to help eliminate the digital divide within the New Westminster, BC community by providing a space where people are able to come and use electronic devices for free, access Internet, and one-on-one support.
The Lower Mainland Purpose Society is a non-profit social service agency whose mission is to deliver a continuum of social, health, educational and residential services. These services are designed for individuals, youth and families, who are subject to personal and/or societal distress, marginalization and alienation.
Through these services the agency aims to enhance personal well-being, strengthen family functioning and increase personal responsibility, confidence and healthy decision-making. Emphasis is on a client-centered approach within a continuum of care model, which focuses on health, resiliency and resourcefulness of individuals. Services are provided in a safe and respectful environment where diversity and connection to community is valued.
To learn more about the Lower Mainland Purpose Society please visit their website.
At the Electronic Recycling Association, we strive to help foster a community of innovation and connectivity. As a non-profit ourselves, we see first-hand what supporting the communities we operate in does for those living there. Providing electronic devices allows these charitable organizations to continue in their mission of bringing people together in a creative space.
Reusing electronics to create a new community program reduces how much e-waste ends up in our landfills. If you’re not using a printer, laptop, or projector, many organizations that operate locally in your town or city could greatly benefit from it. Donating a laptop to the ERA means another organization will be able to utilize it to start a new program, on-board more administrative staff/volunteers, or teach youth and seniors a new digital program. As our society continues to advance in technology faster than ever, the demand for updated electronics to support these community initiatives increases as well. Check out our list of charities waiting for a donation of computers here.
Help out your local community by donating your unwanted electronics. Book your ERA pickup today by calling 1-877-9-EWASTE.