Undoubtedly, you’ve heard about our computer refurbishing program, Teaming for Technology, right? If not, here’s the lowdown: we take in gently used computers (1-4 years old) from individuals and corporations. Our Teaming for Technology crew and an army of volunteers clean the computer, wipe the hard drive, install a new OS, install Office, upgrade the RAM, and repackage it with all the peripherals. Then we distribute these like-new computers to nonprofits and schools across North Carolina. It’s a great program and a great mission.
Here’s the rub…the entire program runs on donated computers and volunteers. We absolutely LOVE when companies approach us about taking their soon-to-be retired computer equipment. But, we can NEVER get enough. Last year alone, Teaming for Technology refurbished and distributed over 2,600 computers. This year, we’re shooting for 3,000! In order for that to happen, we need companies like yours to partner with us when it comes time to replace your computers.
Most companies replace their computers every 3-4 years on some sort of rolling schedule. Our most successful partnerships that have created the most impact toward “bridging the digital divide” in North Carolina are companies that donate their computers to T4T each time there is a batch within the company being replaced. Not only does your company get a significant tax deduction for the charitable donation, but you can rest assured that the technology will go to deserving schools and nonprofits right here in North Carolina.
Not quite sure about us yet? No worries, come spend a Friday afternoon with us volunteering in the shop. You can see the process first-hand and help us refurbish the computers yourself. We open our doors to any volunteer on Fridays after 1pm.
Interested in learning more? Give us a call, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have!