According to a 2019 Pew Research Center survey, “Roughly three-in-ten adults with household incomes below $30,000 a year (29%) don’t own a smartphone. More than four-in-ten don’t have home broadband services (44%) or a traditional computer (46%). And a majority of lower-income Americans are not tablet owners. By comparison, each of these technologies is nearly ubiquitous among adults in households earning $100,000 or more a year.”https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/05/07/digital-divide-persists-even-as-lower-income-americans-make-gains-in-tech-adoption/
For this reason, our partners in Rockville, KindWorks, are collecting used computers and refurbishing them to give to students and families in our community in need: leveling the digital playing field while reducing electronics that are sent to the landfill.
Do you or your company have any items that can be donated?
As a general rule, we accept computers that are newer than 2008, including:
Windows XP computers
Windows Vista computers
Windows 7 computers
Windows 8 computers
Windows 10 computers
(Windows 98, 2000, ME are too old)
MacBook Pro laptops
MacBook Air laptops
iMac computers that have a silver case
(iBooks, Powerbooks, and iMacs with white, colored, and ½ basketball shaped cases are too old)
LCD monitors in good condition
USB printer cables can be refurbished
USB Computer speakers
USB optical mice (we do not take mice with trackball at the bottom)
Laptop power supplies
Please contact info@DoKindWorks.org to donate your (or your company’s) laptops, desktops and tablets.