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08/16/2021

London Drugs continues to collect tech to help students in need

For the second year, the retailer is refurbishing donated tech items to families in need across Western Canada
A group of elementary school students in computer class
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Who: London Drugs and Computers for Schools Plus (CFS+)

What: For the second year, London Drugs has partnered with CFS+ to bring used but functional tech products to families in need in Western Canada.

Until Sept. 22, customers can drop off their devices (laptops, desktops, tablets and cellphones are all accepted) to one of London Drug’s 82 participating locations. The retailer’s Tech Department will clean, restore and distribute the devices through one of CFS+’s affiliate charities in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba for the back to school season.

“Last year we discovered that not every family had access to necessary technology tools. By partnering with Computers for Schools Plus we were able to bring used but functional computers to families in need,” said Nick Curalli, vice-president - technology solutions, in a press release.

“With more students returning to the classroom in person this year, we anticipate and hope to support an ongoing need for families to have access to technology for their schoolwork,” he added.