To celebrate the 2016 holiday season, CFCC’s organized the largest volunteer workshop to date to give a second life to more than 480 decommissioned computers. More than 130 volunteers from Siemens Canada and CFCC contributed their time and efforts in one of Siemens’ offices located in St. Laurent, QC.
All refurbished laptops were distributed by the Salvation Army of Quebec to those in need in the greater Montreal area. The laptops will assist recipients with education, training, job searches and obtaining community resources.
Saint-Laurent’s Acting Mayor Francesco Miele, City Councillor for the Côte-de-Liesse district and Leader of the Majority, as well as Josée Chiasson, Director of Economic Development for Saint-Laurent, joined the volunteers on December 2 to help with the refurbishment, which includes secure removal of all data from hard drives, as well as physical cleaning, installation of licensed software and testing.
Also joining the workshop was Monique Vallée, City Councillor for the Cecil-P.-Newman district, Member of the Executive Committee responsible for social and community development as well as for homelessness and Member of the Agglomeration Council.