RICHMOND, B.C. – Following the successful 2020 Tech Drive, London Drugs is partnering with local affiliates of Computers for Schools Plus (CFS+), a Government of Canada program that collects donated computers, trains youth to refurbish the devices, and distributes the refurbished tech to schools, nonprofits, libraries, First Nations groups, and students.
“Last year London Drugs provided over 200 computers to students across Western Canada through our inaugural Tech Drive event,” says Nick Curalli, vice-president – Technology Solutions. “London Drugs has been responsibly recycling customers’ old computers and electronic devices for decades, some of which are still in working order. Last year we discovered that not every family had access to necessary technology tools. By partnering with Computers for Schools Plus we were able to bring used but functional computers to families in need. With more students returning to the classroom in person this year, we anticipate and hope to support an ongoing need for families to have access to technology for their schoolwork.”
Laptops are the most in-demand with desktops, tablets and mobile phones all being accepted. Families and students requesting donated computers can easily apply directly through the appropriate Computers for Schools Plus affiliate.
82 London Drugs stores across Western Canada will be accepting used computers as part of this initiative. Tech departments will be working with CFS+ affiliates in British Columbia, Alberta,Saskatchewan, and Manitoba to restore and distribute the devices donated to our Tech Drive.
Charity Partner companies are:
- British Columbia – BC Technology for Learning
- Alberta – Computers for Schools Alberta
- Saskatchewan – Computers for Schools delivered by Saskatchewan Technology Renewal Inc.
- Manitoba – Computers for Schools Manitoba
Devices for donation will face some criteria – such as no cracks in the screen and still having its power cord – and devices that don’t meet the criteria will be recycled responsibly as part of London Drugs’ What’s the Green Deal program. Individuals can drop the device at the TECH Service Desk and the technicians will conduct a complete data wipe prior to it being restored.
More information on the Tech Drive can be found here: https://www.londondrugs.com/techdrive.html