Computer Donation Drive At NTR
Don't let your old computers sit in a basement, donate them to NTR!
All personal or corporate computer donation will help fuel NTR's programs and increase technology access in low-wealth Philadelphia communities.
Nonprofit Technology Resourcesâ€™ (NTR) mission is to ensure that all Philadelphians, regardless of income, have access to and the capacity to use information and communications technology. By providing low-cost or no-cost equipment and training, NTR helps our vulnerable neighbors unlock all the economic, academic, and social opportunities that technology can provide. NTR has been providing the people of Philadelphia and the organizations that serve them with accessible and affordable technology since 1974.
NTR accepts donated computers from organizations and individuals, which are then refurbished in our Brandywine Street â€˜factoryâ€™. Everyday, 10 to 20 participants in the cityâ€™s welfare-to-work programs, interns from the cityâ€™s technical training schools, and conventional volunteers, come to NTR to learn computer troubleshooting, repair, and refurbishment. The resulting computers fuel NTRâ€™s other programs, which distributes them back to the community through several channels.
NTR sells some of these computers for as low as $75 to all of Philadelphia in their Computer Thrift Store.
Several of NTRâ€™s programs provide no-cost computers and training to low-wealth individuals through partnerships with schools, service agencies, faith-based organizations, and after-school programs. Almost 4000 vulnerable youth, elders, and disabled people have utilized these donor-supported programs through collaborations with over 800 partner agencies since 1999.
Machines that cannot be refurbished are stripped for usable parts and recycled through our partnership with a local, e-Steward, R2 certified partner. These certifications mean that our donors are assured that these toxic materials are disposed of in the most ethical and environmentally sensitive manner, as well as meeting current legal standards. In 2014, NTR diverted over 21 TONS of potentially dangerous material from our regionsâ€™ landfills, saving taxpayer dollars and our environment.