Mobile Gas Launches Electronic Equipment Donation ProgramPosted April 28, 2016
Mobile Gas is getting technical for a good cause. The natural gas utility has launched the Plugged-In Electronic (PIE) Donation Program. PIE’s purpose is to donate outdated and unwanted electronic equipment (computer monitors, cell phones, typewriters, laptops, desktops, etc.) to nonprofit organizations that could either refurbish the equipment or recycle it for money.
United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile (UCP) is the first organization that will benefit from PIE. Currently, Mobile Gas donates toner cartridges, batteries and cell phones to UCP. PIE now expands that partnership. The donated electronics will be sent to various recycling companies in exchange for money to help fund programs at UCP such as speech and physical therapy, preschool classes, summer classes, etc.
Mobile Gas employees Keith Price and Ted Rehwinkel worked with the Community Relations Department to help create PIE and identify organizations that would benefit from the program.