Recycle your electronic waste to aid St. Agnes
By Kim Arnold | Avon
St. Agnes School in Avon is having a fundraiser in May, but for us, it’s more than just a fundraiser. St. Agnes encourages and mentors students to embrace God’s Green Earth and make recycling a part of everyday activity.
We also have a technology department that prides itself on keeping up with the ever-changing environment and providing our children with opportunity to grow within those changes. To that end we are looking to raise money to install smartboards in our classrooms. We are partnering with a company called Maven Technologies to collect unwanted electronic and computer equipment. This event will be a catalyst to raise funds.
On May 12, the public can bring their unwanted, broken computers, monitors, printers, microwaves, TVs, and more to Lakeland in East Avon on Route 15 and drop it all off. There’s no limit on how much and no charge.
St. Agnes School families and students will be there to acccept any donations people are willing to offer to help us raise the funds required for smartboards. Our goal is to raise at least $2,500 at this event, which will purchase two boards this year for classrooms. In conjunction, we will be helping God’s Green Earth and providing a much needed opportunity to collect electronics in a safe manner to keep the poisonous components of electronic equipment out of our landfills.
You can learn more about this by contacting Eli Smith (1450 Lyell Ave, No. 3 Rochester, NY 14606, or call (585) 458-2460) at Maven Technologies. You can also visit their webiste for more information on recycling, e-Waste, how we can better educate our kids, and so much more. It’s a great site!