Laptops donated to those in need – Hamilton Spectator

Oakville based Siemens Canada Limited and the Corporations for Community Connections is hosting their annual laptop donation event. 150 laptops will be refurbished and distributed to those in need in the community. United Way Halton & Hamilton, the Oakville Community Foundation and Hamilton Association for Residential and Recreational Redevelopment Programs (HAARP) are working together to distribute the laptops.
The United Way Halton & Hamilton is specifically working with 17 agencies to ensure those in need have access to technology to help them learn and grow. Agencies include:
• Food for Life
• Hamilton Association for Residential and Recreational Redevelopment Programs (HAARP)
• Meals on Wheels
• SENACA Women’s Centre • Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services (SAVIS)
• Big Brother Big Sisters Halton
• Big Brother Big Sisters Burlington Hamilton
• Community Youth in Action Network (CYAN)
• Community Youth Programs
• Hope Place Centres
• Distress Centre
• Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK)
• Elizabeth Fry
• Food for Thought
• Safetynet
• Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre
• Kerr Street Mission

In 2010, a few Siemens employees developed an innovative process to refurbish decommissioned corporate laptops for donation. Now a registered charity, Corporations for Community Connections (CFCC) has used their global award winning process to give new life to over 2000 laptops. In partnership with Siemens and charities such as World Vision and Salvation Army, CFCC has distributed free laptops, to people in need, in Canada and overseas.

  • Over 400 laptops have been distributed to schools across Canada
  • A total of 200 have been sent to schools in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Nepal
  • 1700 laptops have been distributed, through charities, to Canadians struggling to keep pace with society’s rapid digitalization

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