Do you or your company have old computers (working or not),
monitors, printers, flash drives, parts, or other equipment that you don't need any
more? We refurbish old computer equipment for M-A students who do
not have access to a computer at home.
Since the program started in 1999, the
M-A High PTA has supplied over
8,000 computers to deserving students at our local public high schools, plus
six carts -
each with 38
laptop computers - to the Science Department, about 100 computers
for classroom mini-labs, dozens of network laser printers to replace ancient
classroom inkjet printers, networking equipment, digital cameras for
students in the Digital Photography class, and thousands of USB flash drives for
students to save their files to print at school.
In addition, we provide free software, and usually can provide students with low-cost access to the internet, or free internet through a neighbor's Wifi. Families whose children receive free or reduced-price lunch at school can sign up for Comcast Essentials internet for $10 per month. More information about this program is available here. $10 per month internet is also available from ATT for families who receive SSI or have a disabled adult in the house, even if they have no school-age children.
We securely erase all information from the hard drives before
loading new software and distributing them.
Donations are tax-deductible and we provide receipts.
We are always looking for these items:
We can provide a tax-deductible receipt for anything you donate. If you need to donate items that we cannot accept (such as ancient computers, inkjet printers, or old-fashioned CRT monitors), you can dispose of them at most Staples office supply store locations, including the one on El Camino Real in Menlo Park.
If you have one item (or a truckload!) to donate, please contact Sue Kayton at 650-853-1711 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To request donation of a computer, or computer repair, please have your teacher contact Sue via email.