Breaking Down Barriers One Laptop at a Time

The Electronic Recycling Association announces partnership with CUPS Calgary

August 6, 2014 (FPRC) -- Bojan Paduh, Founder and President of the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA), announced today that ERA has begun a new partnership with the Calgary Urban Project Society, starting with an initial donation of 10 laptops.¬¬¬ This partnership supports CUPS through the provision of personal computers for individuals utilizing their services as necessary.

“We are really excited about this new partnership,” said Paduh. “We are committed to working with the organizations operating in our community who have built trusting relationships with individuals in need,” he added. “This partnership gives the ERA the ability to help people who may not know about our services, and gives CUPS the ability to provide clients with much-needed technological resources.”

Donated computers will be used to help low-income Calgarians advance their educational endeavors and expand their career opportunities. This can include attaining their GED, college education and/or career focused programs.

“The ‘digit divide’ is yet another obstacle faced by low-income Calgarians,” said Lorna Curran, CUPS Communications Manager. “Computer and laptop donations from ERA help CUPS participants keep up with mainstream society. With a computer, they are able to develop computer skills, look for employment online or find resources. For children, access to a home computer has unquestionably become the norm. CUPS partnership with ERA helps low-income families and individuals overcome barriers to their success.”

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 the Calgary Urban Project Society
Through integrated healthcare, education and housing services, CUPS empowers people to overcome the challenges of poverty and reach their full potential. CUPS helps individuals, families and communities thrive.

Media Contacts

Kristi Gartner
Electronic Recycling Association
Tel: 403-262.4488 ext. 104

Lorna Curran – CUPS Communications Manager
Tel: 403-206-0285

For more information contact Kristi Gartner of Electronic Recycling Association  (

Keywords: Charitable donations, Low income Calgary, Recycling

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