Brampton’s Springdale Library is hosting a computer donation drive this Saturday

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Brampton Library and Let’s Get Together (LGT) are hosting two TechCollect events in April and June where residents can drop off spare computers that will be redistributed in the community.

The first Drive up-Drop off event is scheduled for this Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm at the Springdale Branch Library, 10150 The Gore Rd.

The second TechCollect will take place on Saturday, June 25 at Mount Pleasant Village Branch Library, 100 Commuter Dr at the same time.

Last summer, the Brampton Library and LGT organized two similar events at the Gore Meadows and Cyril Clark branches. Over two Saturdays, 58 Peel residents donated over 70 unwanted computers, of which 47 were refurbished and distributed back into the community. The remaining devices were recycled as e-waste.

“Brampton Library’s mission is to inspire connections in the community, and we are thrilled to partner with LGT Tech Collect to connect those who have spare computers with those who need them. Digital equity is the educational and opportunity challenge of our day and the Library is happy to play a part,” says Todd Kyle, Chief Executive Officer, Brampton Library.

Over the last 4 years, Let’s Get Together (LGT) has been working with community partners to help low-income families and individuals across Ontario access more affordable renewed computers and internet packages while providing basic digital literacy workshops. They started by assisting 20 families and have now helped over 2,000 individuals and families across Ontario mostly by offering free computers. Their ultimate goal is for every individual across Canada to own a computer, have access to internet service and a clear pathway to enhance their digital literacy by 2025.

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