Do you have an old iPad gathering dust in a drawer? Please consider donating your used but still functioning laptop or tablet to the Burlington County Library System Foundation's upcoming “Technology for All” collection drive on Saturday, Jan. 22 from 10 am to 2 pm. For added convenience, donations will be accepted at two library locations during this event: the Burlington County Library and the Evesham Library.
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 third 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.
Specifically, the foundation is seeking:
- PCs – Laptops installed with Windows 7 or newer (no Vista or XP)
- Apple products, including iPads
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 Burlington County residents.
If you don’t have any old equipment to donate, please consider making a monetary donation to help support “Technology for All.” The foundation is also seeking tax-deductible donations of cash and other assets to offset the cost of new hardware and software.
The laptop refurbishing program dovetails with other ongoing technology initiatives. The BCLSF previously raised or donated funds totaling $6,000 which, coupled with a $45,000 grant, enabled the library system to buy Chromebooks and mobile hotspots for loan to library customers.