FPA strongly believes in assisting those less fortunate whenever possible. It is in this spirit that we have investigated alternatives for donating older computer equipment. Generally, any computers that are less than 4 years old or any working printers, monitors and fax machines will usually be accepted for donation. The accompanying list represents several alternatives for donating older computers, monitors, printers, and related equipment. Each of the organizations have different requirements (i.e.: some will only accept equipment of a certain quality), different capabilities (some will pickup the equipment, some require drop-off), and different tax implications (some provide a written “tax deductible” receipt and others provide different types of documentation).
In some cases donating the used equipment is not an option. Whether because of irreparable damage or obsolescence, the used equipment may instead need to be disposed of and/or recycled. The accompanying list provides several alternatives for safely and legally disposing of unwanted hardware.
We will continue to update this page, so we welcome any recommendations you may have. In addition, we also welcome any feedback (good and bad) about your experiences with these organizations. We have worked with each of these in various capacities but are always interested in other experiences as well.