Our Refurbished Laptop Program is for nonprofit direct service providers (social workers, 社会工作者, 教育工作者, or healthcare workers) looking to connect a client without a computer in their household to a free refurbished 移动PC. We collected used 笔记本电脑 from the community, wipe them (according to the US DoD 5220.22-M Standard as well as 20+ international data sanitizing standards), and refurbish them to distribute to adults on the other side of the 数字鸿沟.
因为去年的需求 远 surpassing our resources (funding, 笔记本电脑, 和志愿者), this program is on hold indefinitely while we reassess program infrastructure and procure donations. Check back here for any updates once the program is back up and running. (Please do not call/email 体育菠菜app推荐 for updates, as we have no one administering this program right now.)
We provide information for qualifying households in Dane County about affordable home internet options that range $10-$30/mo for service for families participating in SNAP and other programs. (Please do not call the 体育菠菜app推荐 office for this information.)
Adults can gain basic computer skills in our free classes held at libraries and community centers. 类通常包括:
- 网络基础知识 & 安全
- Tools for Writing: Google Docs & 文书处理软件
- Troubleshooting Computer Problems
Any scheduled classes are listed below. If none are listed, we do not yet have the funds to offer them. 请考虑 捐款.
Our Fix-IT Clinics offer free computer support/repair for adults from low-income households. Fix-IT Clinics are held in libraries and community centers and folks can bring in their device (smart phone, 平板电脑, 移动PC, 塔, etc) for our technicians to assess and repair (if possible).
Any scheduled Fix-IT Clinics are listed below. If none are listed, we do not yet have the funds to offer them. 请考虑 捐款.
Working Windows 笔记本电脑 running Windows 10 (2015 or newer) with power cords
(最低. 4 GB RAM, 250 GB hard drive)
Working Apple 笔记本电脑 or 平板电脑s (2010 or newer), with power cords
Working keyboards/mice (preferable wired/USB)
Laptops running anything but Windows 10
Apple devices older than 2010
printers, scanners, or fax machines
电子邮件 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have something to donate and we can arrange drop-off/pick-up!
Donating stock can have two-fold tax savings benefits: you could avoid capital gains tax for those securities and receive a tax deduction for your contribution. Contributions of stock are greatly appreciated and welcome.
Please give the following information to your broker:
Investment Custodian: Edward Jones
Please contact Bob Allbright at Edward Jones via 608-935-9299 when you have completed your request to your broker. (They will ask for your name, address, and email or phone number for tax purposes.)
Want to support digital equity and access, and help low-income households stay connected? Your generous donations can help in so many ways!
$15,000 pays for a full year of weekly 2-hour Tech 修复 Clinics at a community center or library, offering free professional computer repair for people without the means to fix them.
$3,000 buys 200 移动PC cases for the free 笔记本电脑 we give to low-income households without computers over the course of a year.
$1,000 allows us to offer our free 4-class Basic Computer Literacy series at a local library or community center. Adults from low-income households learn 计算机基础知识, 使用Word/谷歌文档, 网络基础知识, 和笔记本电脑故障排除.
$500 covers the cost of all Computer Literacy class handouts for one year!
$300 支付给我们一个免费的, 2-hour Tech 修复 Clinic at a community center or library, offering professional computer/device repair for people without the means to fix them.
$100 buys two SSD for donated 笔记本电脑 that we couldn't refurbish without new hard drives.
$50 covers the cost of us refurbishing one donated 移动PC to distribute to a family or adult in need.
任何数量 helps us close the 数字鸿沟 in Dane County!
进一步了解我们的 数字资产项目, working to promote digital equity in Dane County.