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 recommend SpectrumEcycle or can find other area recyclers at e-cycle St. Louis.

Donations can be made on Tuesday and Thursday’s from noon to 9 PM or on Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM at BWorks, 2414 Menard Street, 63104.

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

COMPUTER HARDWARE:

Desktop Computers — with
• RAM — DDR2/DDR3/DDR4
• Hard Disks — 80GB or larger, SATA
• Processor — DuoCore processor and newer from Intel or AMD
• Memory — 1Gb or larger per DIMM
• CD-RW and DVD-RW optical drive
• ATX Power Supplies — 250W or more
• Video Cards — PCI-E
• Monitors (LCD only) — 15″ or larger with 16:9 ratio and a DVI port
• USB Keyboards
• USB Mice

Laptop Computers — with
• RAM — DDR2/DDR3/DDR4
• Hard Disks — 80GB or larger, SATA
• Processor — DuoCore processor and newer from Intel or AMD
• Memory — 1Gb or larger per DIMM
• CD-RW and DVD-RW optical drives
• ATX Power Supplies — 250W or more
• Video Cards — 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 DVD+-Rs
USB Flash Drives
Compact Flash/SD Cards

SOFTWARE
Microsoft Win 7 or later
Microsoft Office ’97, 2000, XP and 2003 licenses

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
Digital Cameras