October has been business as usual with our technicians working hard to meet all our orders. They’ve all had their hands full finalizing orders from schools and students from the ‘back to school’ rush.
We participated in Waste Reduction Week from October 19-25 by sharing some of the environmental impacts our largest donors generate by donating their equipment for reuse – and not sending it for recycling. Their contributions not only help the environment, but they’ve also collectively contributed thousands of computers that get refurbished and sent out to communities across BC. Metro Vancouver also made a really cool video at our workshop for Waste Reduction Week to talk about their donations with us. It’s a great chance to hear more from our Executive Director Mary-Em Waddington talking about our work and goals to help families.
We’re continuing to see a high demand in laptops as the preferred choice from non-profits and low-income families. However, we’ve also seen great success with our new option to add webcams and USB Wi-Fi adapters as part of our desktop computer packages. Adding the option makes online education and working from home more accessible for everyone, especially as laptop donations have been critically low. Your donations are what allow us to keep supporting the local community and we are always grateful!
How to donate: https://www.reusetechbc.ca/donate.html
We also have some good news for our tech drive with London Drugs! It was quite successful, and we were able to collect 147 pieces of equipment. Can you believe the amazing amount of donations made by individuals coming together to help the community? Stay tuned to our social media to keep updated on their arrival!
A special thank you to the individuals and organizations who have donated to us throughout the month. It’s thanks to donations that we managed to refurbish and send out 451 computers and laptops to schools, non-profits, libraries, and Indigenous communities. Bulkley Valley School District, Vancouver School District, Khalsa School, Youth Leadership Society of British Columbia, Mission First Nation and Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Centre.
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