As computers and electronic equipment have become a more essential part of our daily lives, the lack of access to digital technology for those with low incomes has created an ever increasing digital divide. In addition, electronic hazardous waste has increased as consumers upgrade to newer technologies. The Computer Refurbishing and Technical Assistance Program has been addressing both of these problems.
Using donated computers, CRTA has refurbished most of them and distributed them to local non-profit agencies and individuals and families with low incomes. All unusable items and parts have been responsibly recycled.
In 2020, the program refurbished and distributed 108 computer packages which included internet adapters, cords, monitors, keyboards and mice. We also recycled 8 tons of unusable electronics.
This program is not accepting in-kind donations or requests for computers at this time.
Special Thanks to Loften Willson and John Blodgett, our talented computer techs.
Thank you to all of our supporters and community partners for your collaboration in this work.