Winnipeg Computer Recycling: Riverton & District Friendship Centre Donation

Community Assistance Group to Receive Tech Donation on Giving Tuesday

The Electronic Recycling Association to present 14 computers to Manitoba’s Riverton & District Friendship Centre

Winnipeg, MB (November 23, 2016) — The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) will be presenting Riverton & District Friendship Centre (Friendship Centre) with a donation of 14 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 Friendship Centre with this donation on Giving Tuesday,” says Bojan Paduh, founder and president of ERA. “This donation is one of five we will make on the 29th, totalling nearly 60 computers across 5 cities. It is so important going into the holidays to remember that there are lots of people struggling right now, and Giving Tuesday is a really positive reminder and great platform through which we can give back.”

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.

“With the addition of 14 new computers for our centre we will be able to provide a wider range of access for the Community,” says Tanis Grimolfson, executive director of Friendship Centre. “Many of our clients from the north are shy about using the computers and/or asking for help at the school, but find it easier to ask for help here at the Centre. During the day locals who do not have a home computer come in to read something online, or write a book, or learn more before they buy a personal computer. Having more available that can be set up for different types of use only adds to our support of Riverton and the surrounding areas.”

Media representatives are invited to attend and cover this donation story as ERA presents Friendship Centre with 14 computers.

Date:             Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Time:             11:00am

Location:     Riverton & District Friendship Centre

53 Laura Ave

Riverton, Manitoba

Attendees:  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 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.

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Media enquiries may be directed to:

Kristi Gartner
Marketing and Communications Manager
Electronic Recycling Association
Phone: 403-262-4488
[email protected]

Tanis Grimolfson
Executive Director
Riverton & District Friendship Centre
Phone: 204-378-2800
[email protected]

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