Across America, the need for internet, computers, and digital literacy is acute and urgent.
In order to stop the spread of COVID-19, schools, libraries, offices and gathering places across the country are being closed. This requires that everyone uses the internet at home to obtain information, essential items, and social engagement. “Stay at Home” order are exposing a critical and heartbreaking reality, millions of Americans don’t have access to the internet, devices, and the skills required to obtain these necessities at home.
NDIA has partnered with the National Cristina Foundation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City to launch a countrywide call for laptops, desktops, Chromebooks, and tablets from corporate and governmental entities. Due to the global COVID-19 crisis, the demand for low- and no-cost computers for those in need far exceeds the current available supply.
Corporate and government entities can support this cause in four steps:
Connect with National Cristina Foundation
Complete and submit the form on this page to let us know you have equipment you’d like to donate. A member of the National Cristina Foundation team will be in touch.
Intro to Refurbisher
Based on donation size and location(s), we’ll connect you with the most appropriate member of the Alliance for Technology Refurbishing and Reuse (AFTRR), a nationwide network of nonprofit computer refurbishers.
Work Out Logistics
Each donation is different; we’ll help to work out the logistics together so that your donation can reach the appropriate refurbisher.
Refurbishment & Distribution
AFTRR member organizations evaluate each item donated to determine operability, refurbish most to prepare for distribution, and make them available to their communities through low-cost resale or no-cost donations to individuals, schools, or community organizations.