If you have old computers and computer equipment tucked away at home or work, consider turning it in for recycling tomorrow — you’ll also be helping kids in Minot schools at the same time.
ND E-Waste, along with KX News, McDonald’s and First International Bank are holding “Computers For A Cause,” a fundraising and recycling event to benefit the Souris Valley United Way’s Backpack Buddies Program.
The Souris Valley United Way’s Backpack Buddies program is currently in six local Minot schools, filling backpacks with food and feeding on average 218 children a weekend. It costs $10 to feed one child for an entire weekend through this program. This program runs strictly off of donations and is hoping to expand to more schools in the area.
On May 1st, ND E-Waste is having a computer recycling event for the public and businesses. For every computer that is received, ND E-Waste will donate $5 to the Backpack Buddies Program.
Plus, you’ll be helping reduce the amount of electronic waste going into the landfill.
Stop by First International Bank & Trust, 1600 S Broadway, in Minot, between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., and drop off computers, laptops, flat screen monitors, keyboards, computer mice, speakers and printers.
Do not bring in CRT monitors and TVs — those old and heavy screens can’t be accepted.
If you need a hard drive completely destroyed, you can have that done for $5 per drive and watch as the drive is literally shredded.
For more information on Backpack Buddies, or if you would like to make a personal donation, please visit the Souris Valley United Way.