Used technology collection drive taking place in Mississauga this weekend

Published on October 16, 2020 on 

If you have any old cellphones or laptops laying about your house, this weekend might be a good opportunity to get rid of them and donate to a community cause.

On Saturday, Oct. 17, an outdoor technology collection drive will happen at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hosted by Let’s Get Together and in partnership with Raptors 905, Vinyl Wrap Toronto and Communitech Data Hub, the drive aims to address the increasing demand for affordable computers and laptops, especially during the pandemic.

The goal of the drive is to collect laptops, tablets, desktops and other electronic devices to be repurposed and redistributed back into the community…


Etobicoke nonprofit provides affordable computers to families in need

Published on June 16, 2020 in Etobicoke Guardian TORONTO.COM

A computer in every Canadian home.

That’s Alison Canning’s ultimate goal for “creating tech-savvy communities.”

Canning’s nonprofit organization, Let’s Get Together!, has provided more than 1,000 affordable refurbished laptops and desktop computers to individuals and families in need across Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area, and as far as Waterloo, Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie.

“This inequity is only going to get bigger, especially in education, if we don’t work on getting a computer for every individual and family across Canada,” Canning said.

The need is great, said Canning, and the lack of this resource has a big impact…

Etobicoke-based nonprofit helps families obtain affordable computers

Published on June 26, 2018 in Etobicoke Guardian TORONTO.COM

An Etobicoke-based nonprofit organization is partnering with a computer firm to give low-income north Etobicoke families access to affordable, renewed desktops and laptops.

Let’s Get Together is partnering with Renewed Computer Technology to provide desktop packages of monitor, keyboard and mouse for $60 or a laptop package for $150.

The renewed computers come with Windows 10 and MS Office — Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote — plus computer-learning software.

All systems include a RCT two-year warranty…