Alberta Based Partners Connect Kids With Computers

The Electronic Recycling Association and Alberta's Promise focus on underprivileged Lethbridge youth

CALGARY, Sept. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Bojan Paduh, Founder and President of the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA), announced today that the ERA has executed on a joint initiative with Alberta's Promise to provide several Lethbridge-based organizations with computers for the kids in their programs.­­­ This donation marks the beginning of an Alberta-wide initiative focusing on underprivileged youth.

"We are honored to work with Alberta's Promise on this initiative," said Paduh. "I am excited for the youth in our communities to benefit from our partnership with Alberta's Promise, they are a remarkable organization and have helped us extend our reach to groups we haven't yet worked with," he added. Over the next several months, the ERA plans to provide Alberta's Promise with a number of substantial technology donations for them to distribute to other youth-focused organizations.

Donated computers will be used by non-profit partners like the Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge, the Lethbridge Detachment Victim Assistance Society, and the Opokaa'sin Early Intervention Society to administer programs and services, to deliver homework help, and to teach computer basics. The donations ultimately help these non-profit organizations direct more of their funding to front-line program delivery.

"Promise Partners like ERA are the possibility makers that help support the well-being of children and youth in Alberta," says Judy Eng-Hum, Executive Director for Alberta's Promise. "Together, we strive to enhance the community resources available to our youngest Albertans so they may have the opportunities to succeed."

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 Alberta's Promise
Alberta's Promise is dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth by giving the young people of this province every opportunity to realize their full potential.  Since 2003, the organization has worked with business, non-profit and community partners to match needs and resources and enhance local resources for kids and their families. 

SOURCE: Electronic Recycling Association

For further information: Media Contacts, Kristi Gartner, Electronic Recycling Association, Tel: 403-262.4488 ext. 104, Email: Kristi@era.ca; Cristina Cernucan, Alberta's Promise, Tel: 403-297-7497, Email: Cristina.Cernucan@gov.ab.ca

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