Melissa & Doug is taking a new step towards sustainability.
The company is partnering with PCs For People, a national nonprofit dedicated to recycling old technology, refurbishing them, and donating or selling them at low cost to families in need.
“We are excited for the potential impact that our retired technology can have for families in need,” says Mike Macrie, CIO of Melissa & Doug. “This partnership is an extension of our ongoing commitment and leadership in sustainability by expanding beyond our achievements in carbon neutrality milestones to create a thriving and inclusive world. Through this program, we’re helping families with low income have better access to the resources they need for school, healthcare, and more.”
PCs for People has been working since 1998 to bring technology skills to low-income families.
“Our work and mission are 100% powered through companies like Melissa & Doug who choose to make a difference with their e-waste,” says Joseph Benson, Vice President of Business Development at PCs for People. “Instead of these computers ending up scrapped, they will be wiped, refurbished, and given a second life in the homes of families who need them.”
Partnerships like this one are vital for PCs for People to continue bringing high-quality tech to low-income families.