TechReset (formerly OEM Corporation) has partnered with reBOOT Canada to deliver essential technology to underserved Canadians through a unique partnership that will donate up to $750,000 cash over three years, and work towards solving the often-overlooked technology gap.
TechReset will manage transportation, delivery, warehousing and donor account management to reBOOT Canada, which provides refurbished computers, ongoing education and wireless access to some of Canada’s most tech-challenged youth, families and not-for-profit organizations.
The cornerstone of the relationship is built onTechReset’s ability to attract corporate partners to participate in the program and get like-minded companies engaged.
“This is about starting with the basics. Kids use computers for schoolwork, parents need access to crucial government services, and families stay in touch more closely,” says Jack McSorley, TechReset Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “These are things many of us take for granted. It’s also about a shift in corporate IT thinking – re-use needs to be the new recycling process.”
“TechReset brings the highest level of professionalism and commitment to their work,” says Francisco Rota, Executive Director at reBOOT Canada. “We’re confident that their services will enhance the reBOOT Canada donor experience and become a key piece of our reach and growth as we serve communities across the nation.”
While the primary source of computers will come from Canadian business, GTA-based individuals are also encouraged to donate their older systems and peripherals using the online donation form at www.rebootcanada.ca/donate.
To make it easier for individual donations, reBOOT has a free 15-minute parking drop-off service at their newest location in Toronto at Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue.
Donations can also be dropped off at TechReset, 2301 Royal Windsor Drive, Unit #2, Mississauga, Ontario and reBOOT Canada offices at 251 Charlotte Street in Peterborough. All corporate and individual computer donations come with charitable tax receipts, according to federal regulations.
“We see the deeper win in working with reBOOT Canada to connect directly with donors,” adds McSorley. “We’re looking forward to extending the awareness of their important activities and help close the gap in access to technology and the Internet across the country.”
A few of the unique and vital services that reBOOT provides is Parkdale Wi-Fi access through the reBOOT reLAY Neighbourhood Network, offering free access along Queen Street West in Toronto. As well, reBOOT works with at-risk youth in the Jane and Finch area to learn about computer sales and service and get vital on-the-job experience.
reBOOT Canada is a registered charity whose mission is to bridge the digital divide for individuals, families and charities by providing subsidized and reliable access to technology, software, computer education and the internet. Visit them at www.rebootcanada.ca.