Chilliwack Rotary Club asks for donation of unwanted tech

The organization is holding a drive in June, collecting old phones, tablets and other technology

If you’ve got unused tech sitting around cluttering up your home, the Rotary Club of Chilliwack has a suggestion.

They are holding a tech drive the entire month of June and will take any tech you’ve got, from baby monitors to cell phones, tablets to computers.

The Rotary Club is accepting donations on Wednesdays, from noon to 2 p.m. and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to noon at 44870 Wolfe Road (between Townsend Park’s gravel parking lot and the CARE Centre).

The club has partnered with Wild Frog Systems, a local IT support organization that will clean and disinfect items and reformat them to factory settings before returning them to Rotary.

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Refurbished items will be distributed to school children who don’t have access to technology at home.

Items will also go to seniors centres for residents who wish to contact their family remotely during the pandemic, and Chilliwack General Hospital for patients who have the same desire to connect.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, our club and its members have looked for ways we can continue to be of service to the community, while ensuring safety for our members and citizens,” said Chilliwack Rotary president Michael Berger. “We’ve made donations to the food bank, packed and distributed hampers to feed hungry school children, donated blood at blood drives, distributed ‘Good Neighbour’ cards in our neighbourhoods offering to do errands for shut-ins, and more. Now, with this tech drive, we can continue to support those in need in Chilliwack.”

For more info visit chilliwackrotary.com or facebook.com/rotaryclubofchilliwack or email rotaryclubofchilliwack@gmail.com.


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