Donate your gently used tablet or computer to help refugee children in BC

Photo via BC Newcomer Camp

If you have a gently used iPad or computer kicking around your house just collecting dust, why not donate it to a good cause? BC Newcomer Camp, a non-profit that provides free summer day camps to recently arrived refugee children, is looking for second-hand devices to help them conduct virtual camps this year.

From June 13th to 16th, BC Newcomer will be conducting a socially-distanced roadside pickup of electronics like tablets and computers. This is so families who need devices can participate in the camp during the pandemic.

You can check out their website here to see when they’re coming to your neighbourhood. Of course, you can also donate cold, hard cash if you’re not ready to part with your laptop just yet. Either is appreciated!

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BC Newcomer Camp is usually in person, but the pandemic has forced everything online. In the day camps, refugee children learn English language skills and how to eat healthily. Not only does the camp provide education, but they also provide a community of children who all share the experience of being new to Canada.

Having to pivot online can be a struggle. So, If you’re able to donate or send money, you’ll know that your money is going to a good cause.

Enjoy your day, Vancouver!