Li-Cycle Holdings Corp. and Shift2 have joined forces to donate 60 refurbished laptops to seniors at Edison Career and Technology High School.
Li-Cycle is a leader in lithium-ion battery resource recovery and the leading lithium-ion battery recycler in North America. The company is in the midst of building a $485 million operations hub in Eastman Business Park that will create up to 220 jobs.
The donated refurbished laptops were presented on Thursday to students who have completed a college application, a financial aid application or have actively pursued employment in the trades.
“These laptops provide our seniors with the necessary tools to excel in their studies and empowers them to navigate the digital world with confidence,” Jacob Scott, principal at Edison Tech, said in a news release. “It is great to see the remarkable impact that can be made when our community comes together to support education and invest in the dreams and aspirations of our youth.”
Li-Cycle also extended its corporate sponsorship of Shift2 for another three years, pledging to support the mission of making a positive impact on the lives of individuals in the Greater Rochester area.
Shift2 is a Rochester nonprofit organization providing access to technology for equity-deserving individuals. The organization changed its name earlier this week from The Shore Foundation.
“By working with Shift2, we can enhance our ability to deliver a positive impact to local Rochester communities,” Anthony Staley, vice president at the firm’s North American Hub. “Li-Cycle is driving the future of next-generation clean technology in Rochester by developing a facility that is expected to be one of the largest sources of lithium and recycled battery materials in North America at the Eastman Business Park.”
Since 2021, Li-Cycle and Shift2 have worked together to support efforts in distributing refurbished laptops to individuals who lack access to technology.
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