COMPUTER DONATIONS

All of the equipment used in our program is donated by corporations and individuals. We strive to ensure kids can leave our programs with computers they can use for learning and fun.

Donated computers and accessories make our Earn-a-Computer program possible. We strive to ensure kids can leave our programs with computers they will be able to use both for learning and fun. We do not accept older CRT monitors.

We get a lot of questions about older computers, CRT monitors, printers and other equipment. You can safely recycle them at a number of facilities in the St. Louis area. We regularly use MRC Electronics Recycling for our recycling, and you can find more area recyclers at e-cycle St. Louis.

Donations can be made on Tuesday and Thursday’s from noon to 9PM or on Saturday from 10AM to 2PM at Bworks, 2414 Menard Street, 63104.

Here are some guidelines for the types of equipment we need:

COMPUTER HARDWARE:

Desktop Computers — Pentium 4/Athlon XP or newer, with:
• RAM — DDR/DDR2/DDR3
• Hard Disks — 20GB or larger, IDE or SATA
• CD-RW and DVD-RW optical drives
• ATX Power Supplies — 250W or more
• Video Cards — AGP/PCI-E
• Monitors — 15″ and larger LCD
• USB Keyboards
• USB Mice

Laptop Computers — Pentium 4/Athlon XP or newer, with:
• RAM — DDR/DDR2/DDR3
• Hard Disks — 20GB or larger, IDE or SATA
• CD-RW and DVD-RW optical drives
• ATX Power Supplies — 250W or more
• Video Cards — AGP/PCI-E

NETWORKING HARDWARE
Routers and Switches — 100Mbit or Gigabit
PCI Network Cards — 100Mbit or Gigabit
Wireless Access Points/Routers — 802.11g/n
Wireless Network Cards — USB, PCI, PCMCIA 802.11g/n
Wireless Antennas
DSL/cable modems

MEDIA
Blank CD-Rs/DVD+-Rs
USB Flash Drives
Compact Flash/SD Cards

SOFTWARE
Microsoft Windows XP licenses
Microsoft Office ’97, 2000, XP and 2003 licenses

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
Digital Cameras