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Electronic Recycling Association donates 50 computers to United Way Toronto
    CALGARY, AB, July 22, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Bojan Paduh, Founder and President of the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA), announced today that ERA has donated 50 computers to United Way Toronto.

"We are thrilled to help United Way," said Paduh. "Our overall goal is to support organizations like United Way by providing access to technology," he added. "This enables United Way to provide individuals who likely would not have access to a computer with the ability to search and apply for a job, complete school work or even reconnect with family members for support."

The donated computers will be used to support vital programs and services at eight community agencies across Toronto. Programs include mentorship and skills development for young children, support for single parents, and assistance to newcomers.

"A big thank you to ERA for their generous donation," said Susan McIsaac, President and CEO, United Way Toronto. "It's really inspiring to see companies like ERA giving back to the community to make a real difference in the lives of people and families across our city," she added. "This valuable gift will strengthen the capacity of our community partners in delivering a wide range of local programs and services."

Community agencies in receipt of computers include Albion Neighbourhood Services, Birchmount Bluff Neighbourhood Centre, Neighbourhood Link Support Services, Seeds of Hope Foundation, Syme-Woolner Neighbourhood and Family Centre, University Settlement and Woodgreen Red Door Family Shelter.

As a not-for-profit organization with deep community roots, it is the ERA's "reuse" focus and donation activities that set the organization apart from others in this sector. ERA believes that "reuse" wherever possible is the most ecological approach to this growing stream, and an excellent way to compel real community good will at the same time.

About the Electronics Recycling Association

Established in 2004, the ERA specializes in waste electronics management, reuse and recycling in Canada. We are unwaveringly committed to reducing electronic waste by extending their lifecycle through electronics donating services, recycling non-reusable electronics, computers, laptops, phones and more. With depots all across Canada, the ERA provides a great way to recycle electronic equipment safely and securely.

About United Way Toronto

United Way Toronto is a charity dedicated to creating opportunities for a better life for everyone. Working in partnership with others, we mobilize people and resources to support a network of agencies that help people when they need it most. United Way also addresses the root causes of social problems, working to change community conditions for the better over the long term. http://www.unitedwaytoronto.com

Media Contacts

Kristi Gartner
Electronic Recycling Association
Tel: 403-262.4488 ext. 104
Email: Kristi@era.ca

Michelle Yao
United Way Toronto
Tel: 416-777-1444 ext. 340
Cell: 416-557-8508
Email: myao@uwgt.org

Founded in 2004, The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) is a Not-For-Profit Organization focused on educating the public about the environmentally responsible disposal of unwanted electronic waste and subsequently assisting the public to reduce or even eliminate the toxic electronic waste that would otherwise end up in landfills.

The ERA accomplishes this goal by partnering with corporations and individuals who donate their unwanted electronic and IT equipment to us, where we remove all data and then evaluate the equipment for potential reuse. What we are unable to acceptably refurbish is appropriately recycled, ensuring a nil landfill contribution.

As a Not-for-Profit Organization with deep community roots, it is our reuse focus and donation activities that set us apart from others in this sector. We are an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company who offers pickup services, comprehensive data security management and subsequent reporting. Individuals and organizations alike move through technology hardware for a number of different reasons, and often there is ongoing productive use. The ERA believes that reuse where ever possible is the most ecological approach to this growing stream, and an excellent way to compel real community good will at the same time.

The Electronic Recycling Association has a clear mission of reducing electronic waste through computer recycling, laptop recycling and computer donating services. With depots across Canada, the ERA provides a great way to recycle electronic equipment safely and securely.

Electronic Recycling Association ERA - It's a whole new era

VISION:
To foster a better community by reducing electronic waste and enabling the non-profit sector achieve excellence by providing for their IT needs through computer donating and computer recycling.

MISSION:
To reduce electronic waste and the negative impact it has on our environment. To reuse unwanted computers and related electronic equipment through recovery, refurbishment and computer donating services.

http://www.era.ca | 1.877.9.EWASTE


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