Rebuilding computers, helping communities.
Every Saturday, many schools gather to work together to repurpose thousands of computers in support of the Community Connects and Senior Connects programs. During weekdays, high schools and colleges also repurpose computers providing thousands of computers for schools.
Net Literacy has donated over 42,000 computers to the families of students without a computer at home, schools, public libraries, afterschool programs, churches, community centers, and other nonprofits!
Schools use the computers to build computer labs, place computers in the classrooms, and provide computers to families not having a computer at their home.
Student volunteers dispose of unusable computers in an EPA compliant manner, preventing computers and monitors from being delivered to landfills. This is especially important considering that the monitors that are buried in landfills have toxins that could potentially affect the quality of life of succeeding generations of Americans. Net Literacy is a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher and installs Microsoft, Open Source, and other software on these computers.
WISH TV highlights a Net Literacy chapter repurposing computers to donate to K12 families without a computer at home during the 2016 school year