Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Annual Computers For Charity Project

It's that time of year again, kids are heading back to school and we want to build as many computers as we can for underprivileged children and families as we can. For those of you not up to speed on our annual Computers For Charity Project, here's the quick and dirty explanation:

Every year we collect used / older computer parts from our readers in an attempt to build as many computers as we possibly can to be donated to those in need.

Many of you have older hardware lying around (CPU, RAM, video cards, etc.), maybe left over hardware from your last upgrade, or stuff just laying around collecting dust, that you would like to donate to a worthy cause. Our readers send it to us, and we build and distribute the systems. Got something you want to donate? Let me know here.

There are also lots of great companies out there that also donate computer hardware to our charity project as well simply because it is a great way to give back to the community.

This will be my 16th year doing this. In the past 5 years alone, we've built and donated more than 100 computers for families in need.

2014 we built nineteen computers / laptops
2015 we built sixteen computers
2016 we built twenty computers / tablets
2017 we built twenty four computers / laptops
2018 we built eighteen computers

These computers will be used for every day tasks, such as homework for kids, employment searches for adults, filling out online forms, watching instructional videos, job training and, with any luck, a little entertainment as well.

*UPDATE* 9-25-2019

Here's a quick update on our annual Computers For Charity project but, before I get started, I want to thank fantastic folks like Julian C, Justin A, Frank K, Adam G, and awesome companies such as NZXTAMDPNYG.SkillSilverStoneFractal Design and Corsair for supporting our annual Computers for Charity project. We are still waiting on a few remaining items but we had everything to build a total of fourteen back to school computer systems for children and families year. Final pictures coming soon!

Additionally, for those of you that do not have old computer hardware laying around, you can simply donate a few dollars to help our cause. All the proceeds go to buying the remaining items (that weren't donated) needed to finish these systems.