Please consider donating your used but still functioning laptop to the Burlington County Library System Foundation's upcoming Laptop Drop Off collection drive on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 11 am to 3 pm. Donations will be accepted at two library locations during this event: the Burlington County Library and the Evesham Library.
Specifically, the foundation is seeking laptops:
- running Windows 7 or newer (no Vista or XP)
- with a CPU that is an Intel Core I3 or above
- have included power supply
Please note that all donated equipment must still be in working order so that it can be refurbished by the foundation’s volunteer computer experts. (Residents should seek other means of disposing of non-working computers, such as the county recycling program.) Even though all donated equipment will be purged of personal data, residents are also being encouraged to remove their data before turning it over. The foundation would like to offer special thanks to local nonprofit TDI Connect for assistance in refurbishing the laptops to benefit struggling Burlington County residents.
A registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports the library system, the foundation remains committed to helping everyone in the community stay connected digitally. This will be the foundation’s fourth drop-off event at the library and residents are once again encouraged to show their generosity by donating to a good cause. All used but still functioning computers can be wiped clean of data, outfitted with new software and refurbished to benefit those who are struggling financially. The donated and refurbished equipment can be truly life-changing for recipients in need.
Please also consider making a monetary donation to help support “Technology for All.” Your tax-deductible donation will continue to support the foundation's technology-related investments in the library.
The laptop refurbishing program dovetails with other ongoing technology initiatives. BCLSF previously donated $6,000 which, coupled with a $45,000 grant, enabled the library system to buy Chromebooks and mobile hotspots for loan to library customers. Their latest donation of $15,000 will help the Mobile Learning Lab purchase laptops for technology training offered at community partner locations throughout Burlington County.