Where to Donate Computer Equipment?

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  1. alset macrumors 65816

    alset

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    I have seen bits about sites that allow you to search your area for schools, libraries, etc that need computer donations. I am looking for a site like that, if anyone can help out.

    I'm getting rid of an old, never used SCSI scanner, a few external CD ROM drives (4X, I think), and some 56K modems. I hate to throw this stuff out. I'd love to see it go somewhere that it will get some use.

    I'm in East Bay, Cali, if that helps identify charities that might be able to help out.

    Thanks in advance.

    Dan
     
  2. mrjamin macrumors 65816

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    Re: Where to Donate Computer Equipment?

    do you have area councils in the states? in the uk, if you call up your area council and say you've got some stuff to donate they'll take it off your hands and divide it out amongst people.

    If not, small churches are always desperate for stuff like that - they generally have pretty archaic hardware!
     
  3. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    uhhhh...in berekeley...www.accrc.org...u have to pay a fee but you get a tax rebate or something like that...i volunteer ther e every saturday from 12 to five....
     
  4. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    uh...we refrubish all the mac stuff and accrc donates it to needy individuals...schools...churcehes....russians..accrc stands for alameda county computer recycling center
     
  5. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    check for a goodwill. any good will place might take it, or be able to tell you where you can take it. here in austin, we have a goodwill computer store; they have a museum of really old, classic computers that have been donated, as well as a lot of old computer equipment for sale. just a thought.
     
  6. alset thread starter macrumors 65816

    alset

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    Can you give me a ballpark cost on the above listed items?

    Thanks to all for the feedback! Any other ideas?

    Dan
     
  7. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    estimate: free to 10 bucks. most probable: free
     
  8. gerror macrumors 6502

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    Aren't there any recycling shops? In the Netherlands you can give them you (working) goods and they sell it and give the money to charityprojects.
     
  9. British Chap macrumors newbie

    British Chap

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    Donate Mac?

    There is Donation Time in Oakland.

    It is a charity organization and they accept Macs in working order

    Call 1 800 840 4443

    They pick up free too - well in the East Bay I know.
     
  10. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    i never donated an Mac to a school before, but when ever i donate computer equipment, to a school i make sure it is working then just give them a call. usually they are more than happy to accept it.
     

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