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Places to Donate Used Computers
In New York City

See also: Computer Donations Nationwide

On this web page:

*Urban Renewal Corp. makes pickups in NYC metro area. Harlem Restoration Project may pickup in NYC. Others we list above may also make pickups.

Computers for Youth
505 8th Avenue, Suite 2402
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 1-718-349-5682
Fax: 1-718-349-5684
[email protected]


      An organization that provides low-income community public school children with access to personal computers at home and at school.
Organization only accepts computers from large companies or corporations in the amount of 50 or more computers. Does provide links to websites and organizations that will accept smaller donations. -LOL

Craig's List
      A directory for buying and selling used computers and other products.
Great for anyone looking to sell or buy used computers within their vicinity. -LOL

Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern NJ
 4-21 27th Avenue
Astoria, NY 11102

Phone: 1-
718-728-5400 or 1-718-777-6306 (TTY/TDD)
Fax: 1-718-728-9023
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.goodwillny.org/donations.jsp
Accepting clothing, furniture, furnishings, and computers.
      Website provides extensive list of addresses for donation bins in New York and New Jersey. -LOL

Harlem Restoration Project
1980 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
New York, NY 10026

Phone: 1-212-662-8186
Accepts computers, scanners, monitors, etc. in working order. These are used for churches and learning center. Smaller hard drives go to the children. Pick-ups can be easily arranged.

Hearts & Minds (sponsor of this website)
165 West 105th Street
New York, NY 10025
Phone: 1-212-280-0333
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.change.net
We accept some
PC computers and other equipment if they’re less than four years old and in good working order for work on our website to help millions of people and for our Global Survival CampaignSM
        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!

Materials for the Arts
33-00 Northern Boulevard, 3rd floor
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: 1-718-729-3001
Website: www.mfta.org
Materials for the Arts provides surplus office equipment and supplies, furnishings, art materials, and other donated items to nonprofit cultural organizations and art programs free of charge.
Accepts computers up to four years old and arranges pickups. Plus, the website is aesthetically pleasing. -LOL

The National Cristina Foundation
Provides technology for people with disabilities, needy students and others.
      The website provides specific criteria for donating PC or Macintosh computers and lists local donating centers. -LOL

Non-Profit Computing
John L. German, Director
125 East 63rd Street,
New York, New York, 10021
Phone: 212-759-2368
[email protected]
       “Since 1984, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization best known for arranging computer donations, procurement, and logistics worldwide. NPC works to help nonprofits, civil society organizations, schools, government agencies, and intergovernmental organizations become more effective and self-sufficient through use of technology. Assists sustainable development projects with emphasis on providing learning and access for the disadvantaged.
       Career Development Group for Computer, Telecommunications, and New Media Professionals (Website:
http://www.idealist.org/en/org/119879-107) operates as a division of NPC. CDG is best known for helping people with job search and career counseling, referrals to free training and volunteer work or internships particularly as ways to move into better jobs or careers.”
        Does excellent work arranging thousands of computer donations worldwide each year. –BB

      Gives links to computer manufacturers that accept their own used computers.
Just a few links for donating to foundations and organizations. Some manufacturers do not accept all models of their own computers. –LOL

Per Scholas
1231 Lafayette Avenue
Bronx, NY 10454
Phone: 1-800-877-4068
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.perscholas.org
             Per Scholas is a nonprofit organization founded by a consortium of leading foundations and corporations to provide computers to schools and other not-for-profits at the lowest possible cost.
      Gives people an opportunity to participate in programs that help train future computer technicians.

As of August 15, 2005, the Donations web page is under construction. Homepage states that computers are donated by corporations and given to underprivileged students.

Urban Renewal Corp
53 South Hackensack Avenue.
Kearny, NJ 07103
Phone: 973-522-0544
Website: www.urbanrenewal.org
A non-that primarily helps the homeless. Offers emergency housing, medical services, vocational and educational training. We take your unwanted computers and electronic equipment to recycles them in our education and training program. We use this equipment to train the homeless, the unemployed and veterans. Everything donated is either reused or recycled with nothing going into landfills. Your donation can help make positive changes in the lives of many in our community.
     "We make pickups in the NYC tri-state area, parts of Delaware and Conn. A nominal fee may apply for pickups of only a few items."
     Seems like they do very good work, and we're happy to pass along electronics we can no longer use to them. -Bill Blackman, Hearts & Minds

The Used Computer Mall
Website: www.usedcomputer.com
     Provides a place for businesses to buy and sell used computers.
     Excellent place for businesses to deal in used computers and other products for a low monthly price. –LOL

We suggest you first try the public service organizations listed above, since they can directly use your donated computer for further public service work. But many thrift shops also accept at least some computers. They’re listed under “Thift Shops” in the Yellow Pages. Using the smaller, local neighborhood Yellow Pages, you can more easily find a place right in your area. We still recommend calling the thrift shop to make sure they’ll accept your specific donation.

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