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

May 26, 2015, 18:47 ET from Electronic Recycling Association

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

CALGARY, May 26, 2015 /CNW/ - The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) has launched a new fundraising program that will compensate charitable organizations when they collect electronic equipment for the ERA. To participate, the charitable organization must collect a minimum of 50 qualified items, such as computers, laptops, tablets and phones. Once the minimum is satisfied, any additional equipment collected will be weighed and the organization will be provided a per pound monetary rebate.

"We need to start thinking outside the box to get people properly disposing of their old equipment. It is piling up in our landfills or becoming obsolete in people's cupboards and basements," said Bojan Paduh, president and founder of ERA. "What better way than to pay the people who have such positive roles in our communities to collect it for us? We divert more equipment from landfills, they have funds to put toward program development, it's a win-win."

There is no cost for approved organizations to participate in ERA's new fundraising program, and it is also open to for-profit businesses if proceeds are donated to charitable causes. For more details on the program, please visit http://blog.era.ca/era-launches-new-fundraising-program-for-charities/.

SOURCE Electronic Recycling Association