• Mark Sandbach

Old IT equipment can help people in your community get online

Staffordshire Moorlands Council are asking for people in the area to donate IT equipment to those in the area that need it the most.

You can help by donating a device you no longer use to be refurbished.

They are working with the Community Foundation for Staffordshire to provide recycled I.T. equipment to the people in our communities who need it most.

You can help by donating your old equipment at one of eight drop-off points, it will then be refurbished before going to someone who needs it.

Find your nearest drop off point (below) and arrange to donate the equipment you’re no longer using – it could be life changing for someone in our community.

Why donate?

Now, more than ever, being digitally connected is essential for getting everyday tasks done, whether it's home learning, banking, shopping, applying for jobs or looking after your health. And it’s a vital way of reducing isolation and loneliness.

But there are still people in our communities who don’t have the I.T. equipment and internet connection they need.

The council are doing their bit to help by setting up an I.T. equipment recycling scheme, in partnership with The Community Foundation for Staffordshire.

What equipment is needed?

  • laptop (with charger)

  • tablet

  • keyboard

  • mouse

How do I donate?

  1. Contact your nearest donation point (listed below) to arrange a time to drop off.

  2. Complete and submit the online form.

  3. Remove your personal data and restore your device to factory settings.

  4. Clean and sanitise your equipment.

  5. Drop your equipment and completed form at the time arranged.

Where can I drop off my donation?

You can drop off at one of eight libraries (listed below), due to COVID-19 you must contact the library in advance to arrange drop off.

  • Burton

  • Newcastle

  • Stafford

  • Cannock

  • Leek

  • Lichfield

  • Perton

  • Tamworth

Remember to wear a mask when you drop off and maintain social distancing.

Who will receive my device?

We’ve partnered with the Community Foundation for Staffordshire, to make sure that the people who need it most are supported by the scheme. They’ll identify and distribute your donations to individuals and small community groups across Staffordshire, including:

  • Children and young people.

  • Elderly people.

  • Disabled people.

  • Financially vulnerable people.

  • Voluntary groups.

  • Small businesses.

Fore more information please visit https://t.co/ZqXtAmfOML

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