TEANECK, N.J. -- As seen in The Jewish Link, Mishpacha Magazine, and The Jewish Standard, the Laptop Project is a Teaneck-based nonprofit that refurbishes laptops, tablets and smartphones for people in need -- and it needs your old gadgets. It will be accepting donations on Sunday, Feb. 14.
The organization distributed 128 devices last year and has already given out 20 this year.
The project has a constant stream of requests and are looking for donations of old machines -- though not older than 2007, please -- whether they're currently working or not. It also collects power adapters and accessories.
All donated machines are immediately wiped of data, but data recovery solutions are available for a small fee, which goes to buying parts for other machines.
On the 14th, the organization will have representatives in Washington Heights at the YRSRH preschool from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30, to accept donated items. The Laptop Project is not yet a tax-deductible organization -- but is working on it.
The project also asks that if you don't have gadgets to give, forwarding the information to others would be appreciated.