Southwestern Illinois REALTOR® association holds recycling event benefiting tech charity

Southwestern Illinois REALTOR® association holds recycling event benefiting tech charity

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Members of the REALTOR® Association of Southwestern Illinois (RASI) participated in a mid-July community recycling event in Shiloh, collecting 11 full-sized boxes of electronics.

PCs for People, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a location in Belleville, Ill., recycled the electronics.

Founded in 1998, PCs for People is a national leader in digital inclusion. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, every project, program and initiative focuses on getting low-cost computers and affordable broadband internet into the homes of low-income individuals. It has provided 155,000 people with home computers, connected 165,000 people to low-cost internet and recycled more than eight million pounds of electronics.

The File Room, of Earth City, Mo., offered secure document shredding services during the RASI recycling event, too.

PCs for People will host its next recycling drive from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Fri., July 30 at its Belleville office. RASI will host another recycling event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Tues., Oct. 26.

With more than 1,000 members, RASI is led by CEO Deb Frazier, President Celeste Wheeler, President-elect Karen Sheesley, Treasurer Sam Row and Immediate Past President Donna Baker.

REALTOR® member Chris Cravens of Coldwell Banker Brown (left) hands off used electronics to Raffi Mikaelian of PCs for People.

REALTOR® Claire Leopold (second from right) of Nester Realty, Inc., and RASI CEO Deb Frazier (far right) participated in the electronic collection fundraiser in Shiloh.



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