Gadgets for Good initiative returns

St. Petersburg College is collaborating with eSmart Recycling to collect gadgets during the month of November to support children in the local community who do not have access to technology.

Through this community outreach program, laptops, computers, electronics and tablets – regardless of their condition – can be donated to the SPC Seminole Campus and to the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church from November 4 through November 22, 2019. The St. Petersburg College STEM Center at Bay Pines will accept donations November 20 through November 22, 2019.

Items ranging from computers, keyboards and printers to cell phones, stereos and even fax machines are accepted. For a complete list, visit https://esmartrecycling.com/materials-accepted. This initiative is a testament to how private and public sectors can work together for the sustainable benefit of the community.

In 2017, close to 2,000 pounds of electronics were donated to various SPC campuses. As a result, SPC received 10 laptops that are currently being used in a variety of coding camps and other technology-related workshops.

The drop-off locations include:

SPC Seminole Campus, 9200 113th St. N (Campus map)
Titan Lounge (UP 192)
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Library Lobby
Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

SPC STEM Center, 4723 Bay Pines Terrace. St. Petersburg, FL 33708
Bins will be located on the main driveway, Wednesday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3300 31st Street South. St. Petersburg, FL 33712. Bins will be located inside the main entrance, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Disclaimer regarding data destruction: If you would like to receive a Certificate of Data Destruction from eSmart Recycling, please write your email address on a sticker and place it on your donated item[s]. Please call (813) 501-7768 with questions regarding personal data destruction.

eSmart Recycling is a collaborative partner with SPC whose mission is to improve core literacy and re-enforce the importance of pre-workforce readiness through access to technology. It is in this context that eSmart Recycling passionately believes creating an agile, 21st Century international economy is vital for the next generation to achieve their full potential. The eSmart Initiatives™ team embraced this idea from a standing start in 2014 while expanding internationally with tech incubators in Venezuela and Peru. Setting a global benchmark in the crusade to end the cycle of poverty by 2030 remains the deep routed commitment of Tony Selvaggio, today’s E-Revolutionary and founding CEO of eSmart Recycling.

For more information, please contact Chad Mairn at (727) 394-6917 or Erica Moulton at (727) 344-8043.

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