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The Electronic Recycling Association donates 30 computers to Boyle Street Community Services

EDMONTON, April 20, 2016 /CNW/ - On April 21st the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) will deliver 30 computers to Boyle Street Community Services (Boyle Street) to be distributed among the most vulnerable community members accessing their services. Edmonton Centre's MLA, David Shepherd, will attend and co-present the donation.                    

"We're extremely grateful to ERA for this very generous donation.  The computers will mean so much to our clients: they will help them with so many things which we in the larger community take for granted" says Boyle Street's executive director, Julian Daly. "They will be able to develop closer contact with family members who may be in other parts of Canada or, indeed, other parts of the world and also use the computer as a tool to support them in many other ways."

"This donation is a great opportunity to draw some attention to poverty and homelessness in Edmonton" says Bojan Paduh, founder of ERA. "We hope it will generate some goodwill and encourage other groups to step up and give back in whatever ways they can."

"I greatly appreciate ERA's commitment to reuse over recycling of electronics, both for its diversion and reduction of toxic e-waste and the benefit it provides to important community organizations like Boyle Street" says David Shepherd, who both resides in and represents Boyle Street's constituency.

Media representatives are invited to attend and cover this story as ERA and David Shepherd present the donation.

Date:        

Thursday, April 21st 2016



Time:         

11:00 AM



Location:    

Boyle Street


10116-105 Avenue NW


Edmonton, Alberta, T5H 0K2



Attendees: 

David Shepherd, MLA, Edmonton Centre


Julian Daly, Executive Director, Boyle Street


Kristi Gartner, Marketing and Communications Manager, ERA

About the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA)
ERA is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 to address the growing problem of e-waste and the increasing 'digital divide'. With a focus on recovery, refurbishment and reuse, ERA continuously supplies charitable groups with donated IT equipment while securely managing the retiring IT assets of organizations and individuals across Canada.

About Boyle Street Community Services
Boyle Street is a non-profit Edmonton agency which assists individuals and families challenged by homelessness and poverty.

SOURCE Electronic Recycling Association

For further information: Media enquiries may be directed to: Kristi Gartner, Marketing and Communications Manager, ERA | 403-262-4488, Kristi@era.ca; Lance Beswick, Communications Manager, Boyle Street | 780-424-4106, ext.219, LBeswick@boylestreet.org

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