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WHY YOU SHOULD DONATE TO FREE I.T. ATHENS: YOUR DONATIONS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Your donation -- whether it is time, equipment, or funds -- directly impacts the individuals, families, community groups and organizations that we serve in Athens, Georgia and the surrounding area. Your donated time could help train someone on how to repair a computer, gain technology skills, or support us administratively. Your computer donation could help a family gain access to technology or the Internet for the first time, help a non-profit get started, increase the capacity of a community group, or help a student excel in school. Your monetary donation can help us continue our mission. We have absolutely no paid staff so your donation goes back into the work that we do, not for profit. We thank you for donating to Free IT Athens.
What Items Do You Accept?
We accept the following:
We do not accept the following:
These items may be taken to the Athens-Clarke County Landfill.
INDIVIDUALS WANTING TO DONATE
Donations may be taken to our workspace on Sunday from 1-5pm, Wednesday from 6-8pm and Friday from 3-7pm. When you arrive, drive around to garage door #9 marked "FRITA/FREE IT ATHENS" at the back of the building. Ring the bell or knock on the door and a volunteer will be able to carry your equipment into the building and print a receipt. If you are unable to donate at the aforementioned times, please contact us to arrange an alternate drop-off or pick-up time. Please do not leave donations outside of our building. Dumping is illegal!
ORGANIZATIONS/BUSINESSES WANTING TO DONATE
If you represent an organization or business with a large amount of hardware to donate, please contact us to arrange a pick-up or drop-off. Please do not leave donations outside of our building. Dumping is illegal!
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY COMPUTER?
When you donate your computer to Free I.T. Athens, our volunteers remove its hard drive and put the drive through a data wiping process using free software called DBAN. DBAN permanently removes data on the drive (which makes it unrecoverable) by writing random numbers to the disk.
After your data has been wiped from the hard drive Free I.T. Athens volunteers will refurbish your computer using a free operating system called Linux Mint. Your computer will either be given to a volunteer for completing community service with Free I.T. Athens, sold to an individual or family that cannot afford a new computer, or granted to a non-profit organization. If your computer cannot be refurbished, it will be recycled.
Monetary donations are sincerely appreciated. You may donate via cash or check during our open hours, via mail (please mail donations to P.O. Box 81931 Athens, GA 30608), or electronic funds transfer. You may also donate using a credit card through the PayPal "Donate" button on the left hand side of this page or by clicking here. Your donation will make a direct impact, and be used to purchase tools and miscellaneous hardware, provide transportation to and from recycling facilities, pay rent and utilities at our office, and community outreach.
Free I.T. Athens is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN # 27-2381518) so your donations made are tax deductible. We do not valuate donations made.
If you have any questions about items we accept or want more general information on donating please call 706-621-6157 or e-mail email@example.com.