The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic kept us as busy as ever through May. 10 weeks into the pandemic and we are still seeing up to 20 applications a week come in for equipment from non profit organizations and schools for equipment to support students without tech at home. We’re happy to work with several non-profit organizations to support more families than we could on our own, and continue our work with TELUS Internet for Good initiative.
In case you missed it, Our Executive Director Mary-Em Waddington recently went on the Recycling Council of BC Recyclepedia podcast. She talked about the growing student demand for refurbished computers during the pandemic.
Listen to the conversation: https://www.rcbc.ca/content/rcbc-recyclepedia-podcast
The increase in orders from the pandemic means that we are quickly going through our tech supplies, especially our laptops. Laptops are our most highly requested item because they come complete with the needed microphone, speakers and cameras needed for Zoom and other video conferencing platforms. Our stock of available laptops is becoming critically low. If you have a laptop to donate, we need to replenish our stock to continue helping BC students and families.
How to donate: https://www.reusetechbc.ca/donate.html
In May, we refurbished and sent out 390 laptops to schools, non-profits, libraries, and Indigenous communities. Our refurbished tech has gone to help some wonderful organizations including WorkLink Employment Society, Aunt Leah’s Place, Progressive Housing Society, and ISS of BC Burnaby.
Your Donations Matter.
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