WESTAMPTON, NJ—Were you fortunate sufficient to get a new laptop or notebook for a holiday getaway present this year?
Or probably you’ve resolved to address yourself to some new technological innovation as you begin the New 12 months.
If so, you may be hunting to get rid of your previous computer. Just before you discard it, or place it in the back again of a closet, take into account donating it to the Burlington County Library Technique Foundation’s “Technology for All” selection push on Saturday, January 9 from 10am to 2pm at the Burlington County Library, found at 5 Pioneer Boulevard in Westampton.
The Basis (BCLSF), a registered 501(c)3 non-profit that supports the County Library Technique, is launching the “Technology for All” pilot system with the goal of furnishing utilised computer devices to households from our area who are battling economically to get entry to the world wide web for on the net classes and meetings—which has turn into a way of life because of to the ongoing pandemic.
The BCLSF is trying to get previous, doing work laptops and other computer technological innovation units so that they can be refurbished, wiped clean up of data and outfitted with new program and given to struggling households. Particularly, the Basis is on the lookout for donations of doing the job PCs or laptops set up with Home windows 7 or more recent (no Vista or XP), Chromebooks and Apple merchandise, together with iPads or printers.
The Basis is also seeking tax-deductible financial contributions to offset the cost of new hardware and software package.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has experienced a awful effect on everyone’s excellent of life. But this is specifically genuine of individuals who simply cannot find the money for computer systems, since so a great deal of our each day things to do have absent virtual,” stated BCLSF President Pat-Lindsay-Harvey.
Two volunteer businesses are donating their time to refurbish the donated equipment—Computer Smiles, based mostly in Cherry Hill and Willingboro, and the South Jersey Apple Buyers Group, based in Medford and Mount Laurel.
Following the gadgets are refurbished, the BCLSF will do the job with partners in the County to recognize family members in want.
The notebook refurbishing plan compliments other technological innovation initiatives spearheaded by the Foundation. The BCLSF has elevated or donated money totaling $6,000, which, coupled with a $45,000 grant, will empower the Library Technique to acquire Chromebooks and cell hotspots for loan to library consumers in will need.
If you are intrigued in building a fiscal contribution to the Technological know-how for All system, or would like extra details about the BCLSF, visit the Foundation’s web site at www.bclsf.org.
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