EAF was back in Philadelphia this past Thursday continuing our efforts as part of the #PHLDonateTech campaign. We dropped off 25 desktop computers, nearly 50 monitors, a printer, fax machine and boxes of cables and power cords to the Center for Digital Inclusion. More equipment will be delivered to them by the end of the month.
Since 2003 People’s Emergency Center has been running their Digital Inclusion (DI) program to help bridge the digital divide in West Philadelphia. Now under the Center for Digital Inclusion and Technology, students of all ages develop the technology skills necessary for success in the 21st century. To accomplish its mission CDIT provides free trainings in computer and internet literacy to local residents. During COVID 19, CDIT is providing remote trainings online and has supplied devices for those adult students in need. Additionally, DI promotes viable, low-cost broadband internet access options for the people it serves. Pec-cares.org/digital-inclusion
99% of the time, EAF donates refurbished technology only to other non-profits working with low income, veteran and disabled populations. But when our friends at the National Cristina Foundation asked for us to assist this senior in the Bronx, NY we couldn't say no and a Chromebook is on it's way to help this gentleman reconnect with the world.
If your business or organization has equipment you no longer use or if you're in the process of upgrading your employees with new computers, please consider donating your gently used equipment to Electronic Access Foundation.
Electronic Access Foundation and Better Tomorrows Working Together to Make Computer Access
Better Tomorrows has benefitted, once again, from the generosity of Electronic Access Foundation through their donation of desktop computers. Late last year, Electronic Access Foundation donated 16 computers to sites in Camden with a promise to continue offering this technology to affordable housing communities at which BT has a presence in Philadelphia. The organization honored its commitment, donating 30 desktop computers to the computer labs at Haddington Townhomes, Jackie's Garden Apts, West Poplar Apts, Kensington Townhouses and Mt Vernon Apts located in Philadelphia.
Electronic Access Foundation is a nonprofit group that refurbishes donated computer equipment and in turn, donates them to charitable organizations. They have been partnering with Better Tomorrows in the effort to help residents gain access to technology that will enhance their ability to get the services they need and participate in programs they feel are beneficial. In addition to EAF’s demonstrated commitment, partnering organization NJ American Architectural Window & Door has been contributing funding to aid in realizing this targeted effort.
Specifically, the computers will be used to aid residents in doing school work, finding needed resources, preparing for and applying for employment, and accessing vital social service and educational programs. “We are thankful to Electronic Access Foundation for supplying us with equipment for our computer lab,” says Cynthia Davis, Regional Lead Social Service Coordinator for Better Tomorrows. “The lab is instrumental to the kinds of programming we can provide. It is a place for residents to learn new skills, discover new opportunities and succeed at reaching their goals. Positive impacts on our residents go well beyond borders of the townhouses, making it possible for the whole community to experience better tomorrows.”
Stay tuned for more on computer donations taking place at multiple Better Tomorrows staffed sites throughout Philadelphia.
Check out Better Tomorrows at bettertomorrows.org to find out more about the organization, programs, and ways to support ongoing efforts.
For information about Electronic Access Foundation and American Architectural Window and Door, visit e-access.org and americanarchitectural.com, respectively.
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If your business or organization is holding a technology donation drive, Electronic Access Foundation (EAF) offers FREE pickup from your location. We can provide you donation receipts in advance of your drive and we wipe all data from hard drives in donated desktops and laptops. We'll also accept computers with hard drives removed. EAF will help you promote your local drive in NJ, Greater NYC area and Greater Philadelphia area. If you have additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.Download our FREE community resource guides. These provide tips and tools for everything from organizing your own device donation drive to choosing what type of used computer is best suited for you. Help end the #digitaldivide. #technologygap bit.ly/3r6qjFA... See MoreSee Less
We kicked off the new year yesterday with a donation of laptops to our friends at the Summit Speech School. These are for families of the school's young children that are receiving teleservices and some of those families only had the use of a smart phone. We definitely could use additional laptops or tablets that are current enough to load Zoom. If you've upgraded your technology recently and have equipment you no longer use, please consider donating it to this effort at e-access.org . ... See MoreSee Less
Timeline Photos16 million students don’t have access at home, and that means they can’t participate in distance learning during the #COVID19 #pandemic or – often – even do their homework, which often requires an internet connection. #HomeworkGap #digitaldivide via @USRepMikeDoyle #donatetechnology #edutech. You can help at bit.ly/3nMWmJn... See MoreSee Less
If you or the business you work at upgraded laptops, tablets or desktop computers in 2020 or you received the gift of new technology over the holiday season, please consider donating the equipment you'll no longer be using to Electronic Access Foundation. We'll refurbish it, wipe data and donate it back into the community to another nonprofit working with those in need.ONE COMPUTER helped a mom find a #job, free #healthcare, & #educational resources for her daughter.
People often forget how many opportunities a laptop can provide and how they can mean financial, educational, & medical stability. via @human_i_t ... See MoreSee Less
#PHLDonateTech is a City initiative calling on residents and businesses to donate, recycle, and provide computers to families and people in need across Philadelphia. EAF volunteers Ryan McFadden and Charlie Johanning recently assisted with picking up 50 Dell desktop computers and over 125 Dell 19" monitors along with other peripherals which were donated to our PHLConnectTech Partner, the Temple University Computer Recycling Center (CRC) and their partner Called to Serve, an emerging socio-economic community development entity (CDE) dedicated to the complete renewal, restoration and revitalization of underserved neighborhoods in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
We look forward to continuing to work with these organizations and other nonprofits in the Philadelphia area dedicated to ending the digital divide. The devices you no longer use are needed! We’re looking for laptops and desktops in fair and good condition. Please consider donating them to Electronic Access Foundation at e-access.org. ... See MoreSee Less
The #PHLDonateTech campaign was launched this past week and Electronic Access Foundation has already picked up several donations that will be redistributed to our partners in Philadelphia for this effort. Continue to follow us on Facebook and learn more about us at e-access.org. Here are some frequently asked questions bout PHLDonateTech:
PHLDonateTech is a City initiative calling on residents and businesses to donate, recycle, and provide computers to families and people in need across Philadelphia.
How will my equipment get picked up? If you are an individual, small business, or organization who has 1-25 computers to donate, you can visit retrievr.com or text the word PICKUP to 757-70-FETCH (757-703-3824) to get started. Retrievr’s easy-to-use system walks you through how to identify what you are donating and select your collection date. They have a contactless pickup system that comes directly to your door.
If you are donating more than 25 computers, you can fill out the online form on Electronic Access Foundation’s website. They will reach out to you in 24-48 hours to learn more about the equipment that you have for them to pick up and will schedule a time that works for you.
Who are the partners? Retrievr: Retrievr offers easy, on-demand doorstep collection and recycling for electronics and clothing. To schedule a pick up of our devices (25 or less), go to retrievr.com or text the work PICKUP to 757-70-FETCH (757-703-3824).
NERDiT Foundation: The NERDiT Foundation 501(c)(3), is the sister organization of NERDiT NOW, with the mission to close the digital divide. They believe that everyone should have the right to technology and to be afforded the opportunity to learn how technology can truly make an impact for us all. Since 2015, NERDiT Foundation has donated over 100 refurbished computers, each year, and over 3000 units this year alone due to COVID, to our communities. The NERDs also offer free technical support to the recipients of the donated technology.
Electronic Access Foundation: Electronic Access Foundation (EAF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established for the purpose of donating surplus electronic equipment to other qualified charitable organizations in need. EAF obtains donations through partnership with corporations, universities, and organizations by offering them an alternative to recycling of their surplus electronic equipment including; desktops, laptops, servers, tablets, cell phones, flat screens & more! As a member of AFTRR.org, we address and support the elimination of the digital divide for underserved communities.
Temple University Computer Recycling Center: Temple University Computer Recycling Center (CRC) is an award-winning operation that gathers surplus computer and electronic equipment from around the university, refurbishes that equipment if possible, redeploys the equipment where appropriate, donates any excess usable equipment and, where appropriate, disposes of unusable equipment in a secure manner.
How will my data be protected if I donate my equipment? The partners have provided information about their data security measures.
Retrievr protects your personal information through a secure chain of custody and by completely wiping or shredding hard drives and other data devices. Devices that are eligible for use in the PHLDonateTech program will be sequestered until passed to NERDiT Now, who follows data security handling processes validated by third-party audits to refurbish devices. Devices not eligible for PHLDonateTech will be securely sanitized at our warehouse and then responsibly recycled. Certificates of data destruction are available upon request.
NERDiT NOW is in the process of becoming R2 certified. They will safely and properly handle all data that is within their custody. They run data sanitation programs on each drive to ensure that it has support for 24 sanitation standards including DoD 5220.22M and NIST 800-88. This simply means that all data is erased prior to leaving their facility.
As a member of AFTRR.org, Electronic Access Foundation pledges to keep data safe and utilize data destruction procedures that meet the minimum standards and supported by industry best practices. They can wipe any computer hard drives and provide a certificate of data destruction ensuring that your data was destroyed according to all HIPAA and DoD guidelines. They pledge to recycle responsibly and comply with all governmental regulatory requirements for appropriate disposal of non-viable equipment (e-waste) through their R2 or e-Steward certified partners.
Are there any fees? In support of PHLDonateTech, any computer (laptops and desktops) pickups scheduled by Philadelphia residents or businesses through January 15th will have their pickup fee waived by Retrievr.
For residents or businesses looking for doorstep recycling of other items, Retrievr offers affordable rates that can vary by location.
No fees will be applied to any large bulk pick ups from Electronic Access Foundation.
Can you provide me with a tax-exempt letter regarding my donation? Yes. Electronic Access Foundation and NerdiT Now can provide this to you.
Will all my equipment be donated to a family? Not necessarily. This will depend on the condition and the quality of the equipment. We want to make sure that families in need have computers that they can use for several years. The refurbishers have minimum standards for equipment that will get redistributed into the community based on best practices.
But don’t worry! Anything that can’t get used, will be recycled sustainably and safely and this will help keep operations going for this initiative.
Who will my computer be donated to? Our partners will donate equipment to local Philadelphia non-profits to distribute directly to clients in need. Nonprofits that serve the following populations will be prioritized:
Seniors Veterans People who are homeless or housing insecure People who are medically fragile Adult learners (ABE, GED, and ESL) Workforce training students 18-24 year-olds enrolled in educational programs Immigrants Small business owners Black and Latinx households People who identify as LGBTQ People with disabilities Philadelphia nonprofits in need of equipment for their clients should contact EAF, NerdiT, or Temple CRC so that these refurbishers can formally partner with your organization.
Disclaimer As part of its PHLDonateTech program, the City of Philadelphia (“City”) is providing links to several recyclers and/or refurbishers listed above (the “Refurbishers”) to recycle and provide computers to families and people in need across Philadelphia. These Refurbishers working with PHLDonateTech are not operated or controlled by the City. The City is providing this list of Refurbishers for your convenience only. If you use any of the links above, you will leave the City’s website and be directed to a website for that particular Refurbisher.
The City provides no warranties, promises, and/or representations of any kind, expressed or implied, as to the nature, diligence, or data security practices provided by any of these Refurbishers. It is your responsibility to ensure that any computer donated as part of the PHLDonateTech program is completely wiped of any personal, confidential, or sensitive data before it is donated. The City disclaims any and all responsibility for ensuring the protection, security, or safeguarding of any data remaining on computers donated as part of PHLDonateTech. Further, the City makes no representations or warranties, and provides no advice, about the applicability or eligibility of any potential tax consequences, deductions, or credits as a result of your participation in PHLDonateTech.
By clicking on the links above, you acknowledge that in no event shall the City be liable to you or to any other person or entity for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential or other damages, costs, or expenses arising out of or in relation to your participation in, or the donations made through PHLDonateTech or use of any of the Refurbisher’s websites. ... See MoreSee Less
Electronic Access Foundation is proud to be a partner in The Mayor's Fund for Philadelphia's campaign to help end the digital divide for residents of the city! Get into the holiday/giving spirit! Donate computers today.
‘Tis the season! Want to help people in need this holiday season? Donate the computers your business or organization no longer uses through #PHLDonateTech! Learn more ⬇️ phila.gov/phldonatetech
This holiday season, we want to ensure families have computers they can use all year. From tablets and laptops to desktops, residents across Philadelphia need tech. Donate today! #PHLDonateTech phila.gov/phldonatetech
Donate through #phldonatetech this holiday season. What can you give? ✅Laptops, tablets and desktops ✅ A monetary donation Find out how you can donate today ⬇️ phila.gov/phldonatetech or call Electronic Access Foundation directly at 973-214-8990. ... See MoreSee Less
The Michaels Organization, a national leader in residential real estate and the largest private sector owner of affordable housing in the country, along with its partner for resident supportive services, Better Tomorrows, hosted a small celebration at the MiCasa apartment community on October 15th, accepting refurbished computers that were being donated to four Michaels communities by the Electronic Access Foundation.
Electronic Access Foundation is an all volunteer nonprofit group that refurbishes donated computer equipment and in turn donates them to organizations working with disabled veterans and people with low incomes. They are making a donation of such computers to four of the affordable housing communities in Camden. Electronic Access Foundation is based in Northern New Jersey, and this is the foundation’s first donation to residents in Camden. Better Tomorrows, a nonprofit organization that provides supportive services to residents, including job training and afterschool programs, will use the computers in the properties’ computer labs. ... See MoreSee Less