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Leading E-Waste Organization Launches Program to Help Local Charities Raise Funds

The Electronic Recycling Association has launched a fundraising program for charities to earn cash for collecting electronic equipment

Calgary, AB (May 26, 2015) – The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) has launched a new fundraising program that will help local charities by compensating them for collecting unwanted electronic equipment.

Why: This program aims to give organizations the opportunity to earn cash for collecting unwanted electronics while keeping these toxic items out of landfills and helping ERA continue to provide less fortunate Canadians with tech equipment.

Collect computers for cash!

What: The ERA’s E-Waste Fundraising Program works on a minimum equipment requirement as well as total weight collected. To earn rebates, your group must collect a minimum of 50 qualified items (laptops, computers, tablets and cell phones/smart phones). Anything greater than that will be weighed and will earn your organization $.10 (ten cents) per pound. There is no cost to participate, and ERA will provide necessary resources (staff to assist with collection, collection bins, removal of equipment) as well as handle the creation of marketing materials for your event (posters/flyers for you to distribute). All you’ll need to do is share event details with all of your contacts to ensure your collection is well attended so you receive the maximum return in support of your cause.

Who: This program is open to charities, non-profit organizations, care facilities (day-cares, seniors facilities and health care facilities), educational institutions and community associations. We will also partner with for-profit organizations to host fundraising collections with proceeds going to the charity of their choice.

Where: Events can be held anywhere with space for our trucks and bins.

Electronic Recycling Association equipment collection

When: Contact us with tentative dates for your fundraising event and we will confirm resources.

How: Once logistics are covered, it’s up to you to raise awareness and get your networks involved! The more people who know about your fundraiser, the more will come out and drop off their unwanted equipment. The sky’s the limit!

For more information, or to book your fundraiser, please contact Kristi Gartner: kristi@era.ca or 1-877-9-EWASTE

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