The City of Philadelphia and the Urban Affairs Coalition are offering a unique opportunity to donate used, undamaged computers (2001 or newer; Pentium 4/Apple G4 or better**) that will be refurbished and given to community organizations for internet access and computer training.
The City of Philadelphia and UAC recently won major federal stimulus grants to help low-income Philadelphians connect to the digital economy and broadband technologies. Together, this more than $25 million initiative, called the Freedom Rings Partnership, is a major citywide campaign that will provide broadband access and training to residents across the city of Philadelphia. As part of this effort, the Partnership will refurbish used computers and donate them to community organizations in need at the 2011 Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service on January 17 at Girard College.
Between January 3rd and 17th, you can drop off your donated computer during normal business hours at the Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service, located in City Hall, Room 112 (Use Visitor’s Entrance at the NE Corner of City Hall). If you are planning to drop off your donation after normal business hours, please call 215-686-0317 to make arrangements.
For donations of 10 or more computers at any time throughout the year, please contact Steven Feldman at Nonprofit Technology Resources (215-564-6686) to arrange for them to be picked up!
** Please note: We will not be able to accept older computers that do not meet these specifications. If you have any questions, please call Catie C. Wolfgang at 215.206.3406!