Computer donation will make a difference
Published Wednesday, February 4, 2009 4:02PM MST
Several needy families will soon have new computers to use in their home.
On Wednesday, Habitat for Humanity received a donation of 22 desktop computers and two laptop computers.
The refurbished computers were donated by the Electronic Recycling Association (E.R.A) and Alberta's Promise.
The president of Habitat for Humanity says the donation will help families who normally don't have access to computers. "The children will be able to get access instead of going to the library to get access or waiting for it at school, they can now do projects at home that they wouldn't otherwise be able to do," says Andrew Maclachlan
The Electronic Recycling Association says that people sometimes forget it is possible to re-use computers and other technologies.
"There is a lot out there and not enough is being re-used. In today's economic troubles a lot of people don't realize how important it is to re-use equipment before recycling it," says Joanna Trebon, from the Electronic Recycling Association.