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#EcemberWR Campaign

Year of Code Waterloo Region Launches E-cember Tech Drive to Deliver Computers and Coding Classes to Families in Need

Waterloo Region - Year of Code Waterloo Region (YoCWR) has launched a holiday-season program to give the gift of tech and opportunity to local families and children in need. During December, YoCWR’s E-cember Tech Drive is collecting gently used computers (less than three years old) that will be refurbished, loaded with learn-to-code information and software, and paired with seats at CodeCrafters programming classes for kids.

“We want everyone to be able to take advantage of the opportunities that technology can provide,” said Stephanie Rozek, YoCWR’s Campaign Director. “There is nowhere better for that dream to be realized than here in Waterloo Region.

“This campaign is something that everyone can be involved with in some way and learn more about technology. If you don’t have a computer or funds to donate, you can join us in the new year for a ‘refurb-a-thon’ to get these computers ready.”

People can support the campaign in three ways: by donating computers no longer in use, by donating money to support refurbishing the technology and sponsoring coding-class seats for kids, and by purchasing gifts for loved ones. Gift choices include YoCWR t-shirts and learn-to-code USB keys.

The 12 Days of E-cember

YoCWR is supporting the #EcemberWR campaign with daily videos based on the theme “The Twelve Days of E-cember”, which will be shared online via social media accounts.


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