Family Emergency Shelter to Receive Tech Donation on Giving Tuesday

Press Release ( - CALGARY, Alberta - Nov 23, 2016 - The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) will be presenting Inn from the Cold with a donation of 11 computers on November 29th, which is Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a nation-wide initiative that promotes giving-back on the Tuesday immediately following the consumer sales and material focus of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

“We are extremely excited to present Inn from the Cold with this donation on Giving Tuesday. Their service is essential for people who have been unable to find help anywhere else,” says Bojan Paduh, founder and president of ERA. “This is one of five donations we will make on the 29th, totalling nearly 60 computers across five cities. It is so important going into the holidays to remember that there are lots of people struggling right now, and Giving Tuesday is a really positive reminder and great platform through which we can give back.”

Open 24/7, Inn from the Cold acts as an agency of last resort for children and families with nowhere else to go and they turn no family away.

“We are thrilled with this generous donation of high quality desktop computers from the Electronic Recycling Association,” said Lynn Cox, resource development & communications manager at Inn from the Cold. “Gift in kind donations that contribute to our operations are extremely helpful and allow us to channel more of our resources to critical needs to support homeless children and their families in Calgary.”

Media representatives are invited to attend and cover this donation story as ERA presents Inn from the Cold with 11 computers.

Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Time: 11:00am

Location: Inn from the Cold

         106, 110-11th Avenue SE

         Calgary, AB

Attendees: The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA)

         Inn from the Cold

About the Electronic Recycling Association

Established in 2004, ERA is a non-profit organization directed to reduce the environmental impact of improperly discarded toxic electronic waste by offering accessible services to help corporations and individuals manage their retiring IT assets. Through industry leading pickup, data removal and reporting/certification services, ERA provides a full-circle solution for e-waste management. With reuse being ERA’s top priority, every item that is received is examined for any remaining productive life and refurbished for reuse. True end of life items are transferred to accredited recyclers where a nil landfill contribution can be assured. ERA is committed to supporting local charities and individuals in need through the provision of electronic equipment to charities and individuals alike.

About Inn from the Cold

For almost twenty years, Inn from the Cold has operated as an agency of last resort for those children and their families who find themselves with no place else to go. We go far beyond the provision of basic needs and offer shelter, sanctuary, and healing through an integrated continuum of services. Their door is open 24/7, 365 days a year and they turn no family away.

Vision: A community where no child or family is homeless.

Mission: Inn from the Cold offers shelter, sanctuary and healing to assist homeless children and their families achieve independence.

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Media enquiries may be directed to:

Kristi Gartner

Marketing and Communications Manager

Electronic Recycling Association

Phone: 403-262-4488

Lynn Cox

Resource Development & Communications Manager

Inn from the Cold

Phone: 403-473-3262

Source : Electronic Recycling Association

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