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    Donate your device for disadvantaged children

    Have you got an old laptop collecting dust? A tablet stuffed in the bottom of a drawer? Perhaps you received new a laptop or tablet for Christmas and your old device is no longer needed?

    Join us to keep children learning

    We want to do our bit to help a national movement to keep children learning. Lockdown has affected every one of us in different ways, for those with children at school age, home-schooling has become the norm.

    However, it relies upon every child having a laptop, computer or tablet to access online learning resources. If you consider the number of laptops a single household would normally have, it is easy to understand how this can easily become an issue.

    How can I make a difference?

    1. Donate your old laptops or computers to us
    2. Make a donation of £200 (the cost for one laptop) and we will match your donation up to 10 laptops
    3. Raise awareness of the initiative by sharing our posts on social media

    Donate a device:

    Click below and we will organise a time to safely collect your laptop or computer or organise a £200 donation for a new laptop.

    Make a donation

    What are we doing?

    We will wipe your donated laptops and ensure that any previously saved data has been completely removed. They will then be distributed to local schools in the Black Country and Birmingham. As mentioned above, we will match your donation to buy a new laptop too!

    Detrimental effect on education and mental health

    It is thought that 5000+ children need a suitable device in Birmingham alone. Many families don’t own a computer or are having to share devices with their siblings and parents.

    This minimises learning time and places teachers, students and parents in an impossible situation. Many children are left disadvantaged, unable to study and left behind in their education and learning, which is simply unfair.

    It can also have a detrimental effect on mental health. Aside from not being able to access mental health resources, it also prevents young people from having a ‘voice’, limiting access to peers and increasing loneliness.

    What will happen to the donated devices?

    We will wipe your donated computers and distribute them to local schools in the Black Country and Birmingham. Each donated device will be renewed and repurposed ready to support a local family.

    How will I be helping?

    Those that receive a device will gain:

    • Access to full time education
    • Connection to wider online learning resources
    • Access to mental health support
    • Connection to peers
    • Opportunity to build digital skills

    What devices can be donated?

    Laptops, PCs and tablets that are less than 10 years old and in good condition.

    Donate a device:

    Click below and we will organise a time to safely collect your laptop or computer or organise a £200 donation for a new laptop.

    Make a donation

    What next?

    Wipe data from your device

    Once we have collected the device, we will wipe it before it is donated. We have created a guide about wiping devices and what you should do if you donate or sell computers or phones. Please follow points 1-4 in preparation, prior to us collecting the device. The guide is also helpful if you come sell any of your personal phone, tablets, computers or laptops.

    Learn more about us and how we work with to our local community.