Our CFSY wishlist of things we would like to reuse (the title may change later if we get inspired):
For all devices, we would have to charge the same amount as Raven Recycling, although for devices that are in great condition we can consider a discount if we’re low on inventory.
1. Laptops: mobile computing has become a thing. Many people who don’t even need to move their computer around, still crave a smaller computer. Students really benefit from having a device that they can transport between school and home without needing a military backpack to carry everything that a full desktop computer requires.
If you have a laptop computer that was running Windows 7, 8, or 10, we’re probably interested in it. These laptops if they’re still in good condition are a prized item for students.
2. Towers (Desktops): for all the jobs that a laptop is too weak or too expensive for, there’s the mighty desktop. It’s easier to work on, and has more capacity generally (overall because it’s cheaper).
If you have a desktop that was running Windows 8.1 or 10, we’re probably interested in it. For Desktops we prefer something like an i3, i5, or i7, or the new i9’s (ha, ha, ha, we can dream) or AMD equivalents.
3. Projectors, Monitors, and TVs: we’re finding that non-profit organizations are increasingly interested in getting a TV to display a rotating collection of images advertising community events and such, or even for in the meeting room to show training materials to volunteers and staff.
Really, anything above a 19″ widescreen monitor is beneficial to someone somewhere as long as it’s LCD or LED.
4. Other Assorted Devices:
- Hard drives are the main other item that we can use. There’s more and more information out there to store, and programs have larger space requirements. We recommend you do what you need to do to erase or overwrite your data, but we provide the extra benefit of using [email protected] to overwrite your hard drives again, in a process where nobody has access to the files.
- RAM (DDR3 or more)
- Digital Camera with charge cable
- If you have a device not mentioned that you believe would help someone else out, please feel free to e-mail us at: [email protected]
- If you can include a picture of the device, it could help a lot.
We really do appreciate your support in getting technology into the hands of students and non-profit organizations who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford it.