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Give that old dinosaur a new life!*

It's very helpful to provide some info before donating your computer(s):

  • if it is in good working order
  • brand name and model number
  • year bought
  • megabytes (MB) of RAM
  • hard drive size in megs
  • megahertz (MHz) processor speed
  • what licensed software it comes with and whether this includes the original CDs

If you're not sure, one of their tech people might help you.






or call 1-800SHOP-IBM

MPC Computer

Photo of a computer

It's very thoughtful to donate a computer, you can help others less fortunate.

Gifts In Kind America
333 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: 1-703-549-481
Website: www.giftsinkind.org
     "The leading charity in the field of product philanthropy, helping companies donate products efficiently and effectively to 50,000 charities and schools each year in your home town and around the world.
     "Gifts In Kind's Office Smart program works to encourage donations of software, office equipment and supplies from leading manufacturers and retailers in the industry."
     A well explained site that informs companies of the benefits of donating used computers and how to do it. -EL
     I agree.  Many
specifics on the types of computers they accept. -KHK
     bring corporate America together with the nonprofit world to help people in need.-JV

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Hearts & Minds (sponsor of this website)
165 West 105th Street

New York, NY 10025
Phone: 1-212-280-0333
E-mail: help@heartsandminds.org
Website: www.change.net
We accept some
PC computers and other equipment less than three years old and in good working order for work on our website to help millions of people and for our Global Survival Campaign Currently we are only accepting flat-panel monitors (not the thicker, CRT ones). We do not supply other individuals or organizations with computers at this time. For other equipment, see other organizations listed here. Thanks!"
     I am one of the valentines of Hearts & Minds and I know how they taking care of computer that people donate so I think will be great idea that you can donate your old computer so other people can have the opportunity to have it and enjoin.-JV

Photo of a man repairing a

Even if a computer's old, you may be able to repair it.

The Lazarus Foundation
10920 Route 108
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Website: www.lazarus.org
     "Distributes recycled computers to other charitable organizations and educational institutions, primarily in Maryland."
     Lazarus focuses mainly on the Baltimore/Washington DC area.  It focuses on helping you find places to give computers and have a contact where used computers can be sent. -KHK
     Its another of the websites where people can donate they computer so they can repair. -JV

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National Cristina Foundation (NCF)
181 Harbor Drive
Stamford, CT 06902
Phone: 1-203-863-9100 or 1-800-CRISTINA (274-7846)
E-mail: ncf@cristina.org
Website: www.cristina.org/dsf
     Provides computer technology and solutions to give people with disabilities, students at risk and the economically disadvantaged the opportunity, through training, to lead more independent and productive lives.
     The National Cristina Foundation site provides information on how to donate or become a member.
NCF's goal resonates in its public awareness message, "Machines you can write off. People you can't." Join us in helping to realize this goal!"
     Site is easy to navigate and has explanations about the process of donating computers, the benefits corporations receive and where the donated computers go. -EL
     I agree.  Very thorough and easy to navigate . Allows visitors the opportunity to donate both Macintoshes and PCs. -KHK
     I agree. -JV

If you feel that your computer problems are drowning you, recycling it may be the best thing to do.

Website: www.recycles.org

The Surplus Exchange
1107 Hickory
Kansas City, MO 64101
Phone: 1-816-472-0444
Fax: 1-816-472-8105
E-mail: rickse@crn.org
Website: www.surplusexchange.org/index.htm
       "Works to benefit Not-For-Profit Organizations by providing them with refurbished and new electronics, furniture, materials and other equipment; to preserve the environment by keeping unwanted and obsolete business equipment out of the waste stream; and to utilize the resources and expertise from these operations to provide education and human service programs to the general community."
       Provides information about certain projects to help supply people with usable items, such as computers, furniture, electronics and other items.
"Collects discarded and surplus business equipment from area, regional and national businesses. We bring this equipment into our 50,000 square foot warehouse and refurbish, rebuild or repair the items if necessary. This equipment is made available to our primary concern - the non-profit community, and to general public secondary markets. Sales to secondary markets help fund our environmental, educational and human service programs and help keep prices lower to our charities."
       Well rounded organization that accepts usable business furniture and equipment and offers an impressive program for junior and high school students called Learn and Earn. EL
       This organization specifically caters to the Kansas City area and has information on donating everything from toys to computers. -KHK

* Many Organizations will donate to individuals or other non-profit organizations.       

     If your equipment is in good working order, the Salvation Army and other places listed under "Thrift Shops" in the yellow pages may accept it, though they may not make pick-ups.  You can also recycle your computer by contacting either your computer's manufacturer or an agency listed below:

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Online Give-Away Bulletin Boards
     Here you can list things you're willing to give away online for free. Not as directly beneficial as giving to a charity, but at least keeps it in use and out of landfills:



www.throwplace.com also includes ways to offer your computers etc. to charities both in the USA and around the world.

Additional NYC organizations for donated computers, etc.

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