Can anyone recommend nonprofits to help a Brooklyn, NY mom receive a donated (new or used) computer?

Joseph V January 18, 2014
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Hi all,

I work in a school, and have some very young, special education students who would benefit from access to a computer at home for educational purposes.

  1. Could anyone recommend a local nonprofit program that donates new or recycled computers to people in need ? They live in Brooklyn, NY.
  2. Also — giving anyone (especially someone who’s not been exposed previously) a donated computer is only the first step. Training them to use it productively — well, I suppose that’s also a point of discussion I’d like to raise. Has anyone been involved in something like this ? Would you have any suggestions?


  1. Rish
    February 5, 2014 at 11:49 am

    If there's a particular family in-mind, let me know more about their story [] company likes to get involved in such things when we can.

    MakeUseOf is definitely a great resource...I'd also point them to and even the expansive archives of youtube with free guides on how to do just about everything.

  2. James B
    January 19, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Find your local "freecycle" mailing list and join it. There are computers given away on my local freecycle every day.

    Training? I'd say all you need is!