CompuCycle and Easter Seals Greater Houston Join Together for Sustainability Initiative
September 8, 2012 -- CompuCycle, Houston's premier electronics recycling company and Easter Seals Greater Houston, the local non-profit organization benefitting individuals in Houston living with disabilities, have partnered to provide sustainable employment opportunities and computer proficiency training to citizens living with a disability.
Through the new initiative, corporations will donate their electronic waste to Easter Seals Greater Houston; in contract with CompuCycle, all donated product will be collected, audited and safely processed in order to fund a long-term training and employment program. CompuCycle will be providing permanent employment positions to Easter Seals Greater Houston's clients and Easter Seals will provide initial training courses to its clients to teach necessary job skills including recycling, refurbishing computers and electronic products, and basic computer proficiency. Eventually, CompuCycle hopes to expand this program on a national level.
CompuCycle is an R2 and ISO 14001:2004 certified, responsible electronics recycling company providing safe, secure and certified recycling and data destruction to Houstonians. Easter Seals Greater Houston offers a range of services to infants, adults, and families with disabilities, including employment preparedness and training.
Easter Seals Greater Houston CEO, Elise Hough, was thrilled to find a partner in CompuCycle. "Our clients have a difficult time finding employment, and often, an even harder time maintaining these jobs. What's most exciting for us is that through comprehensive training, our clients will have job skills that aren't only applicable to their work at CompuCycle, but for the rest of their lives."
"CompuCycle is excited to begin a new journey with Easter Seals; the program is truly a win-win for everyone," said Clive Hess, president of CompuCycle. "Corporations can responsibly dispose of equipment that they no longer need, or don't know what to do with, using CompuCycle, a certified company, to safely refurbish the equipment. Through dropping off these goods with us, these businesses are also simultaneously donating to a terrific initiative, and helping to create jobs for employable people living with a with disability."
CompuCycle and Easter Seals representatives will be actively seeking corporate electronic waste donations in place of a grant or cash donation, in order to provide the capital to fund and maintain the program. Initially, all corporate donations will be processed by CompuCycle who will then donate net proceeds from the equipment to the program in lieu of paying these fees back to the corporation. These funds will directly benefit this newly created program and will allow for training courses to be developed for future expansion. This program is offering a valuable service to businesses while also supporting corporate social responsibility and sustainability programs.
For more information on how businesses are donating surplus or end-of-life electronics to the Easter Seals Greater Houston and CompuCycle partnership, and thus, contributing to the larger "What If" Campaign please contact Sara Speer at 713-301-0338 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For a list of accepted products, please visit the CompuCycle website.