Computers for Schools is a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher. They take used computers, repair them, and then sell them for about 1/3rd the price of new equipment to schools.
Whenever financially beneficial, Computers With Causes will repair, refurbish, and properly prepare donated property for placement into an educational environment or other cause they support.
Donations Accepted: Pentium 4 and above; old and new computers, lap tops, and computer equipment.
Search their site by donation type and enter your city, state, and zip code. Earth911.com will tell you where you can drop off computers and equipment in your local area.
Corporate Donors: EAL's services are free. They coordinate the entire donation process. EAL offers, "You can free warehouse space quickly and easily, and EAL provides a donation receipt for tax purposes. You get a single shipping address for your entire donation, EAL will follow your guidelines when determining where your donation will be placed, and scholarships can be awarded in your company name."
Donations Accepted: Newer computers and excess inventory from corporations nationwide.
Freecycle is a free Internet service that allows people to offer items they no longer need for free to others who can use them.
To join Freecycle (it’s free), visit their website and locate the list that serves your geographic area. Be sure to read Freecycle’s rules about posting because the lists are moderated and anyone who abuses list priviledges will get banned.
Donations Accepted: Any non-living thing (plants excluded) that can be legally given away.
Donations Accepted: Used computers, monitors, TV sets, digital cameras, printers, modems, and other electronic equipment (any condition). They also accept empty printer cartridges. Donate individual items in person, but Goodwill will pick up from larger businesses.
Email: ComputerRecycling@goodwill.org; Phone: 323-539-2130
NCER is a great resource to find a local recycler in your geographic area. Enter your zip code and NCER shows all nearby recyclers on a pop-up map.
They also seek to support nonprofits and agencies that help train economically disadvantaged individuals.
Donations Accepted: Limited to usable computers and office equipment. Phone: (203) 863-9100. Their website has a link feature you can use to completely “wipe” your hard drive before your donate your computer.
Computers donated to MARs are repaired and sent to nonprofits and assistance organizations throughout the world.
The World Computer Exchange works closely with 465 Partner organizations, a consortium of 25 Strategic Allies, and a number of Informal Allies throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.
Donations Accepted: Working items only, including Pentium 3 and above desktop and laptop computers; AMD and Celeron computers that are at least 450 MHz. Macs G3 and G4 laptops. Monitors: 15"-19" color monitors less than 9 years old and have a built in auto switch for the voltage. Working keyboards, mice, cables, and power cords, parts, scanners, etc.