The need for donating the desktop and laptop computers, tablets and more that you no longer use is greater than ever. We understand that current best practices to avoid contact or working from home may make it impossible to donate at this time but we encourage you to include donating that equipment to Electronic Access Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit (www.e-access.org) when we're all able to return to a normal work environment. If you have any specific questions, please feel free to email me at email@example.com. ... See MoreSee Less
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EAF is a proud supporter of the JAHMA Foundation Scholars with the donation of laptops for the past 3 years. We look forward to supporting the next group of students in 2020. Please consider donating the computers your company no longer uses so we can continue to support these types of initiatives. ... See MoreSee Less
Electronic Access Foundation makes it easy for your company to do something for others. Donate the desktop and laptop computers you no longer use and we'll refurbish, reinstall an OS and distribute into the community to organizations working with low income, veteran and disabled populations. ... See MoreSee Less
As we get ready to start making donations in 2020, we look back at one of the more successful efforts that EAF has been a part of. In 2017, we launched a program with the JAHMA Foundation to donate laptops to resident/students living in a New Jersey Affordable Housing Management Association (JAHMA) member-affiliated property who also were scholarship recipients. With sponsorship support from American Architectural Window & Door we've given out over 60 laptops to these college students.
One student is studying computer engineering at TCNJ and maintains a 3.58 GPA. He is employed at the school throughout the year by the IT department and provides assistance to staff and students on issues related to both hardware and software.
Another student completed his freshman year at Stockton University with a 3.50 GPA majoring in computer science. When he's back home in Newark, he is involved in community service activities to assist his neighbors and also volunteers at a Petco caring for homeless cats.
Stories like these continue to drive our 100% volunteer organization to do what we do. But unfortunately, donated computers don't just fall from the sky. We want to continue to support the JAHMA Foundation program and many others but need your help spreading the word about Electronic Access Foundation and the work we do to collect and redistribute working laptops and desktops. If you have equipment to donate, please go to e-access.org/donate-now/.
Thank you to all who have donated previously, your support is paying off! ... See MoreSee Less
We aren't the first to share this but as EAF starts 2020, we remind all that donate computers to us, volunteer with us, Like Us and more that even if you don't have computers to donate throughout the year, you can help make a difference for EAF by telling others about us. Our best source of new donations is through referrals. In 2019 we repurposed over 1800 pieces of equipment back into the community, a 50%+ increase over the 1200+ pieces we donated in 2018 and a nearly 400% increase over what we accomplished in 2017. Thank you to all of our donors, volunteers and other supporters for helping to make a difference!! We've accomplished all of this as a 100% volunteer organization without fundraising and nominal amounts of revenue to help rent vans and pay for gas. What we accomplish is truly amazing and can't be done without your continued assistance.''Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't, then you are wasting your time on Earth.'' - Roberto Clemente ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to American Architectural Window & Door for winning the NJAA Most Charitable Associate Member award! We appreciate your continued support and thank you John Zoetjes for your service to our country!American Architectural Window & Door awarded Most Charitable Associate Member at Garden State Awards by New Jersey Apartment Association!
American Architectural Window & Doors attitude toward charitable efforts is a direct reflection of owner/president John Zoetjes. "I was raised in the Hoboken public housing long before Hoboken became the place it is now. I have always been sensitive to the needs of others and learned very early about service to my country and the community during my six years in the Army National Guard as a Demolitions Expert for the 104th Combat Engineer Battalion."
Starting in 2017, American Architectural Window & Door became an active sponsor and partnered with Electronic Access Foundation (www.e-access.org) to provide refurbished laptop computers to JAHMA Foundation scholarship recipients living in New Jersey affordable housing communities attending college. Most of these recipients had never owned their own computer. Two of the first students helped were at Rutgers. Alana Chmiel who was studying nursing told John, "I've never had a computer before. I always had to borrow one from a friend or try to use a computer at the library. Being awarded a computer is going to make a world of difference as I can even take it to class with me." Alana is now a senior nursing major and will be sitting for her boards this summer. The other JAHMA scholar Mary Ebong is still at Rutgers and currently a graduate student studying labor and employment relations.
By the end of August 2019, American Architectural Window & Door will have provided 65+ refurbished laptops to JAHMA Scholarship recipients. We've also expanded our efforts with Electronic Access Foundation to sponsor refurbished desktop setups and laptops enabling the establishment and/or expansion of computer labs in affordable housing communities. Currently 2 labs have been setup in communities run by the Jersey City Housing Authority along with laptops for a mobile lab allowing them to run training programs for residents such as Essential Digital Skills, Canva Design Skills, Educational Resources & Online Safety, Resume & Document Formatting, Workforce Essential Skills and Digital Skills for Small Business. Additionally a STEM and learn to code lab was donated to in a community of the Hoboken Housing Authority and a community room lab in a senior facility managed by Jonathan Rose Companies in Newark have also been setup. To date nearly 100 desktops & monitors, another 25 laptops and other technology devices have been distributed to these communities in 2018 and early 2019.
John has always been big-hearted by nature. He noted, "It is important for me and my company to give something back to those residents, who for whatever reason, are living in public or transitional housing. We've worked closely with public and privately managed public housing developers for over 25 years. These projects generally have requirements that are different from those in traditional market rate apartments. Challenges these projects bring are greatly rewarded by the smiles and "thank you" we receive from the residents. Seeing the success of the computer labs and the impact it's having for everyone from 3rd and 4th grade students to senior citizens is truly rewarding.” ... See MoreSee Less