Donate an old laptop today. Together we can fix this
Every day there are children at home isolating without the technology needed to access their school work. This is a big issue in Herefordshire - but it can be easily fixed.
The computers we need are already here. There are thousands of old, unused laptops sitting at the back of your office or on a shelf gathering dust. These are just what we need. And this is where we can help.
We will ensure all of your business or personal data is securely erased. For free. And then make sure the computers go to the schools who need them most. And you can be assured that your generous donation will go directly to helping the children in your local schools.
We believe that in these challenging times no child should be left behind just because they need to isolate.
We are reaching out to businesses and individuals to ask them to donate used laptops and other digital devices. Using 4-Secure’s Government approved data erasure capability, will can guarantee 100% of data is securely erased. Working with Herefordshire schools, we will then distribute the devices to the areas of greatest need.
We have brought together a small, enthusiastic team of local organisations, supported by industry-leading technology companies, to provide the skills, expertise and capability to make this real. Local businesses. Local task force. Helping local schools.
Whether you are a business, individual or other organisation, if you would like to make a donation please click the button below to send us a message or contact Tim or John at email@example.com and we can guide you through the process.. Please don't bring devices to John Finch Computers until we have asked you to so we can manage the deliveries in a Covid-secure way!
We want laptops and tablets and their charge/power cables. They should be working and no ideally no more than about 6-7 years old (although we may be able to take older if a high specification). Or if you don’t have a device, cash is great too! And will help buy power cables or drives for the devices or make minor performance upgrades.
We can arrange for you to drop the devices off at a secure location or, depending on where you are, we may be able to collect. Please don't bring devices to John Finch Computers until we have asked you to so we can manage the deliveries in a Covid-secure way!
Unless erased by you, we will securely erase all of your data using 4-Secure’s Erase capability, which is certified to the highest standard possible by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). 4-Secure are very generously supporting us by loaning us their equipment.
The data erasure will be done by John and his team at John Finch Computers, an experienced and trusted Hereford-based computer support business. For your piece of mind, we can provide you with a certificate confirming that your data has been erased to Government approved standards.
Once the computers are ‘clean’ of data we will then load an operating system and ensure they are fully working.
Working with The Diocese of Hereford and Local Authority to identify and prioritise the schools with the greatest need, we will then distribute the devices to the Herefordshire schools where they will be used by the children and families who can most benefit from them.
100% of all cash donations will go towards things like buying power cables, replacing damaged hard drives or providing minor upgrades to make the devices more usable.