ERA taking Edmonton by storm with the help of MLA Marlin Schmidt

 The Electronic Recycling Association picks an Edmonton organization to donate 30 laptops to for “day of donations”

Edmonton, September 13th, 2018 – The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) is excited to announce they will be holding their monthly program, Day of Donations, in Edmonton. This will be the third month this program has been in place. This time there will be a donation to the Al Mustafa Academy. MLA Marlin Schmidt will be accompanying ERA on their outing to this school to donate 30 laptops. These laptops will be a great support for the students and staff at this school assisting them with school work and reporting student’s grades.

“This is great news for the students and staff at Al Mustafa Academy,” Schmidt said. “These tools provided by ERA will go a long way in assisting students in their learning. I’d like to thank the ERA for supporting communities here and across the country and for promoting effective waste management.”

The Al Mustafa Academy is a fully accredited private school registered in 2008 as a non-profit organization where over 400 students from KG-Grade 12 are taught the Alberta Education curriculum along with Hifz, Arabic Language and Islamic Studies. The academy is considered a pillar of the community because of its work to support Syrian refugee families and lower income families.

“We are looking forward to holding our Day of Donations campaign in Edmonton this month.” Said Bojan Paduh, Founder of The Electronic Recycling Association. “Having MLA Marlin Schmidt partner with us on this event is just incredible. His support sets an example for the community, it spreads the word which allows us to donate to more charities throughout Edmonton and its surrounding areas who have yet to hear about ERA. We are always looking for ways to invest in our communities and working with MLA’s like Marlin Schmidt enables us to connect on a larger scale.”

Media representatives are invited to attend and cover this story with ERA.

Date: September 13th 2018

Time: 1.30pm

Location: Al Mustafa Academy, 7814 83 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 2Y8

Available for phone Interviews:

  • ERA – Jessica Lifely – 403-262-4488
  • MLA – Marlin Schmidt (MLA for Edmonton-Gold Bar) – 780-414-1015
  • Al Mustafa Academy – Omer khan Shaheen – 587-454-0260

Available for interviews at location:

  • ERA – Kevin Venance (ERA Manager)
  • MLA – Marlin Schmidt (MLA for Edmonton-Gold Bar)
  • Al Mustafa Academy – Omer khan Shaheen (IT)


About the Electronic Recycling Association

The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 to address the growing problem of e-waste and the increasing ‘digital divide’. For over ten years, ERA has offered simple solutions to help individuals and organizations prevent operational equipment from premature destruction. With a focus on recovery, refurbishment and reuse, ERA continuously supplies charitable groups with donated IT equipment while securely managing the retiring IT assets of organizations and individuals across Canada. By partnering with certified e-waste recyclers, ERA ensures unwanted hardware never ends up in landfills, even when it offers no further use. Learn more at

About MLA Marlin Schmidt

Marlin Schmidt was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, on May 5, 2015. He represents the constituency of Edmonton-Gold Bar. Since February 2, 2016, Hon. Schmidt has also served as Minister of Advanced Education. Hon. Schmidt sits on three Government committees: the Legislative Review Committee, the Social Policy Committee and the Climate Leadership Policy Committee. Hon. Schmidt’s background prior to serving in the Legislature was in site remediation and hydrogeology. From 2008 to 2015 he worked for Alberta Environment as a soil and groundwater contamination specialist.

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