The information age, combined with the massive growth of affordable technologies, has helped people across the world connect on a more personal level. From new, and old, friendships being forged online to crowdfunding and online petitions, people are becoming more and more engaged in the happenings of our world.
The computers, smart phones and tablets that help give us access to the Internet have opened our eyes to altruistic opportunities and opened our hearts to giving back to our communities. A recent Time Inc. article highlights this very thing.
Dana Klisanin, a U.S.-based psychologist, suggests that the Internet is indeed giving rise to new avenues for altruism.
But online giving isn’t the only way we, as consumers, can give back. Responsible electronic recycling provides us with a way to not only help the environment, but to support underserved adults through job creation provided by Tech Dump. It’s a win-win-win situation.
By donating your used electronic goods (like computers, cell phones, tablets, cables, audio equipment, printers and more), at no cost to you, you help keep tons of toxic components out of our dumps while allowing Tech Dump to fulfill their mission to the environment and to the community.
You may not think that you can make an impact in your community by simply recycling your old electronic devises, but since Tech Dump is a division of the Jobs Foundation, a self-sustaining, non-profit, social foundation, you really are changing lives. The philosophy of the Jobs Foundation is as follows:
Jobs are the foundation to financial independence. By creating job opportunities for people who want to work, learn a vocational skill, and demonstrate a desire to invest in themselves, they can develop a future. Employees receive on-the-job training in the fundamentals of work and social interaction.
As you can see, there are so many reasons to choose Tech Dump for your electronic recycling needs…it’s free, convenient, environmentally friendly and supports your Minneapolis/St. Paul communities with much needed jobs and skills training. Plus, it just feels good.
For additional convenience, Tech Dump can help you organize a neighborhood or workplace electronics recycling event and even provides free pick-up service (minimum of 5 computers). It’s a great way to clear the clutter and support a local nonprofit while saving the Earth and providing jobs. It really doesn’t get much better than that!
If you’d like to learn about hosting a recycling event or just have a few items you’d like to drop-off contact us today. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to provide you with the information you need to “do the right thing.”