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C.A.W. Local 200 Computers for Kids

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About Us

Computers For Kids is a registered charity comprised of working people who are dedicated to improving the lives of everyone in our community through education and training.

Our innovative approach to technology transforms unwanted computers into educational tools for children. Increased reliance on computers in our society has made availability of computers and computer training to our youth increasingly important.

Over 2000 computers donated to children in need

40+ after school & summer programs serviced

Over 2.5 million lbs. of e-waste recycled

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We rely on the donation of computers to fulfill the requests of deserving applicants. Without your generous donations, we wouldn't be able to provide our community with this type of service.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is computers for kids?

Computers For Kids is a registered charity (Charitable Status Number 86000 1437 RR0001) located in Windsor, Ontario. Our facility includes a 24,000 square foot warehouse dedicated to refurbishing and recycling electronics. Our goal is to seek out serviceable electronic donations, both personal and corporate, so that we may assist the children of our community with computer access.

What is our mission?

We are dedicated to transforming unwanted computers into educational tools for children in need. In doing so, we are helping to preserve the environment through the responsible reuse and recycling of electronic waste.

What is our vision?

We recognize the importance of computer literacy and believe that all children should have access to computer technology.

What is our history?

Founded in early 2004, Computers for Kids has partnered to open over 40 after school and summer programs. We have also made individual placements of computers that are benefiting over 2000 special needs youth. All of this has helped us to divert over 2.5 million lbs. of electronic waste from area landfills.

What services do we offer?

Our organization takes great pride in allowing every resident in Windsor/Essex County to contribute to a healthier environment by providing a place to safely and responsibly recycle their used electronic goods.

We specialize in computer refurbishing and placement, with our primary focus being the opening of centres. This allows the students to participate in structured programs designed to provide them with an educational hand-up. We do recognize, however, that there are instances where an individual placement would be more appropriate.

What is our environmental policy?

Computers For Kids is strongly committed to reducing the city of Windsor's environmental footprint. We strive to continually improve the area's habitat by utilizing environmentally sound practices in every aspect of our work. We insist upon maintaining strict compliance with every applicable federal, provincial and municipal act of environmental legislation.

What is "e-waste"?

Electronic waste, e-waste, e-scrap, or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) describes loosely discarded, surplus, obsolete, broken, electrical or electronic devices. In Ontario, this includes Desktop computers, Portable computers, Computer peripherals, Monitors, Televisions, Printing devices, Telephones (physical and accessories), Cellular phones, PDA’s and pagers, Audio and video players, Cameras, Equalizers, (pre)amplifiers, Radios, Receivers, Speakers, Tuners, Turntables, Video players/projectors, Video recorders, and Personal hand held computers.

What is the issue?

E-waste contains a number of very serious contaminants such as lead, cadmium, beryllium, and brominated flame retardants. It also contains a number of valuable materials, including copper, steel, plastics, etc.

There is also a rapidly growing problem of young people falling behind in school because they lack access to computer technology away from school.

What e-waste can be donated to us?

Computers for Kids accepts donation of all OES Phase 1 and Phase 2 materials. For a complete list, please see the attached file (Phase 1 & 2 Materials.pdf).

Why should you donate?

There are other organizations that will accept your unwanted electronic waste, but by giving to Computers for Kids, you are helping us to fulfill our mandate of ensuring that no child falls behind because they don't have access to computer technology away from school.

You are also helping to ensure that we leave this world a better place than we found it!

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Address:

4150 Sandwich St, Windsor
ON, Canada, N9C 1C5

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Phone:

519-253-5437

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519-253-5600

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