Our work has carried on strong throughout August as we continue to support the community the best we can. The TELUS Internet for Good initiative is ongoing and has helped hundreds of families. We have also seen an increase in individual donors during the past month and it means a lot to us. Even with the challenges of the pandemic, people are still able to donate and support the community. It’s great to see individuals coming together to help those in need.
This month we announced our partnership with London Drugs for a tech drive running from August 4 – September 23. For those who can’t make it out to our Burnaby warehouse, this is a great opportunity to still donate at your nearest London Drugs! They’re helping to collect used laptops, desktop computers, tablets and smartphones and we handle the refurbishment and distribution. They’re also working with the other CFS+ affiliates in Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.
Our Executive Director Mary-Em Waddington was interviewed on the Lynda Steele show to discuss the partnership: have a listen here https://omny.fm/shows/steele-drex/bc-tech-company-and-the-greater-good?fbclid=IwAR2fDyItEVPDyeSvoCwErTbQCBZsd1-wbPbZR2Ev9zSBYpm2tChmkToWI6o
The end of August also signals the return of the back to school season. We are still committed to helping schools and students. Whether it be online or in the classroom, we are still sending out computers to make sure no students get left behind. COVID cases in B.C. are still rising so let’s all try to do our part where we can. We continue to see requests as part of COVID-19 response so our job isn’t done yet! Our technicians are working hard but we are always in need of donations. If you have any tech you can donate, we need to replenish our stock to continue helping BC students and families.
How to donate: https://www.reusetechbc.ca/donate.html
Once again, a big thank you to all the individuals and organizations who have donated to us throughout the pandemic. With these donations, we managed to refurbish and send out over 250 computers and laptops in August to schools, non-profits, libraries, and Indigenous communities. Our refurbished tech has gone to helping some wonderful non-profit organizations this month such as PALS Autism Society, Burnaby Neighbourhood House, and Dixon Transition Society.
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Stay safe and healthy.