Cleaning up. Looking for a good place to donate computers. Alferd (Andy) had quite the collection of computers and devices in his office which he dubbed the "Nuclear Reactor." I found a good home for a couple of historic ones selling on eBay and donating the money to charity. That's too much work. The rest mostly range in age from 10 to 3 years. There are twenty one whole computers left, and various carcasses, plus boxes of parts like cards and CD drives and hard drives and keyboards, mice. Is there any place other than Interconnection.org to make donations that will go to good cause? He would have wanted them to go to a charitable cause or some organization that teaches technical computer repair skill, or repairs computers to donate. Thanks.
Cleaning up. Computer donations(6 posts)
shelly - Goodwill on 8th Ave takes computers "This location accepts up to 10 televisions, monitors, computers and laptops per donor, per day under the E-Cycle Washington program. Please see our website for more information on donations to Goodwill, www.seattlegoodwill.org"
There are also all these places:
There are so many "old" computers available for donation it can be overwhelming sometimes.
When I worked in IT with King County for the Finance Dept. I often had a large room full of old computers as I was working through the 2-3 year replacement efforts. 10 yo computers are not worth much and even 3 yo computers are not worth a lot. Good luck, I know how it feels, when I moved 7 years ago I had half a shed full of computers, I ended up taking them to RE-PC and spending over $300 to get rid of the monitors! At that time Goodwill was not part of the "takeitback" program!
Hi Shelley, any laptops? I volunteer for a nonprofit that is looking for an older laptop as a donation...
Te: unfortunately no laptops :(
VB: I didn't realize Goodwill took this stuff. And apparently they take some other e-waste as well, such as the dead microwave oven. And it looks like RE-PC might take the partially stripped carcasses and boxes of cards and drives and such which Interconnection.org didn't want (I'll have to call to check on that).
RichY: I'll call them today at work. Thanks. That may be just the ticket for at least some of the working computers.
The key for me now is to keep simplifying. Too much stuff to look after.
shelley - I just saw this on the home page and figured more people would see it in the forum ;) haHa
Bring your recyclable items(working or not !) to the event . All recycling services are FREE !! Proceeds from recycled raw materials fund operations and benefit local charities, homeless shelters, and food banks.
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