PIQUA — The Information Technology department at Edison State Community College has partnered with the Springfield-based non-profit organization Charitable Recycling to benefit Dayton Children’s Hospital. Through a recent charitable contribution of used computer equipment, Edison State was able to provide $1,000 to Dayton Children’s Hospital.
“Donating surplus computer equipment was a great opportunity to give back to the community and to reduce the amount of electronic waste in the environment,” said Jason Evans, IT Help Desk supervisor. “Knowing that our charitable contribution will help other organizations and the Dayton Children’s Hospital is well worth the time and effort.”
Charitable Recycling collects empty ink and laser cartridges, old computer equipment, electronics, appliances, and many other items that can be recycled or reused from organizations such as Edison State Community College.
Once donated, items are sorted into reusable and recyclable items. Items deemed reusable are sent to the New2U store in the Upper Valley Mall in Springfield, where they are cleaned, repaired, and put out for sale. Money collected at the New2U store directly benefits Dayton Children’s Hospital. Meanwhile, items deemed unrepairable or obsolete are recycled to ensure proper disposal and to keep them out of landfills.
“All this because businesses and people like you cared enough about our environment and our local community to participate in our program,” said Rachel Redmon, program manager for Charitable Recycling. “We truly thank you for your support and look forward to working with you in the future.”