Refurbished electronics handed on to Victoria charities – Victoria Information

The Harbor for Hope Refugee Assistance Society, Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness, and other nonprofits accepted much-needed refurbished equipment after an electronics recycling event organized by the Better Business Bureau and Electronic Recycling Association last month.

The donation of 25 items on June 4th included two laptops and a printer to Harbor of Hope; the coalition donated three laptops and a PC; five laptops were given to the Victoria Women in Need Cooperative; and three laptops, eight personal computers, and two projectors donated to the Bateman Foundation.

Noelle Mason, President of Harbor for Hope, said the laptops will be going to high school refugee students to aid their studies. The computers donated to the coalition will be used to improve the resume creation and electronic skills of customers affected by homelessness, said Gwynne Parry, the assisting housing manager.

Peter Ord, executive director of the Bateman Foundation, said they will use their donated electronics to build capacity for their online nature sketching and wellness programs that have attracted people nationally and internationally during COVID-19.

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“We are thrilled to be part of the community effort to help these important local organizations acquire the technology they need to advance their mission,” said Rosalind Scott, Vancouver Island President / CEO for the Better Business Bureau .

“Not only did the May collection drive help consumers and businesses with data security by providing the ability to safely destroy and recycle old, unwanted electronics, but it was also a great way for us to continue giving back and enhancing the vibrancy of the To support volunteers and non-employees -for profit work that is being done in our community. “

Nonprofits, charities, care institutions, and educational institutions can apply online for donated equipment through the Electronic Recycling Association. For donors, the association offers a free pick-up service on the island for those who donate at least five eligible items. For more information, email [email protected], call 1-877-9-EWASTE, or visit era.ca.

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