Do you or your company have old computers (working or not),
monitors, printers, flash drives, parts, or other equipment that you don't need any
more? We refurbish old computer equipment for M-A students who do
not have access to a computer at home, and for use in classrooms.
Since the program started in 1999, the
M-A High PTA has
supplied over 10,000 computers to deserving students at our local public high
schools, plus ten carts - each with 38 laptop computers - to the Science
department, about 50 computers
for classroom mini-labs, dozens of network laser printers to replace ancient
classroom inkjet printers, networking equipment, digital cameras for
students in the Digital Photography class, and thousands of USB flash drives for
students to save their files to print at school.
We also provide free software for math, science, and word processing. Families whose children receive free or reduced-price lunch at school can sign up for Comcast Essentials internet for $10 per month. More information about this program is available here. Internet is also available at $10 per month from ATT for families who receive SSI or have a disabled adult in the house, even if they have no school-age children.
We securely erase all information from the hard drives before
loading new software and distributing them.
Donations are tax-deductible and we provide receipts.
We are always looking for these items:
We can provide a tax-deductible receipt for anything you donate. If you need to donate items that we cannot accept (such as ancient computers, inkjet printers, or old-fashioned CRT monitors), you can dispose of them (at no cost to you) at Recology in San Carlos, at most Staples office supply store locations (on a space-available basis), or at the Stanford e-waste center.
If you have one item (or a truckload!) to donate, please email Sue Kayton at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (not text!) to 650-853-1711. To request donation of a computer, or computer repair, please have your teacher contact Sue via email.