Alberta Computers for Schools helps to ensure all Albertans have equity of access to technology in today’s digital world. We distribute computers to schools, not-for-profit organizations, libraries and indigenous communities across Alberta. We also provide Internships for Alberta’s youth and help reduce the environmental footprint of governments and industry by refurbishing and reusing old technology. If you would like to make a cash donation to help us with our mission, please click here:
Donation receipts provided by PayPal.
For potential new donors: By reinvesting your surplus IT equipment through our program your organization can play a major role in increasing the number of computers we provide to Alberta schools, libraries, and other learning-based organizations.
Digital Device hardware
- Desktop computers (monitors and towers)
Digital Device hardware Accessories
- Monitor bases
- Computer audio equipment
- Docking stations
- Cables of all types
We take your data security very seriously - even if someone says they've deleted all the data on their hard drives, we'll do it again!
Our shops provide a systematic deletion of all digital data, complying with the highest confidentiality standards. We use a US Department of Defense DoD 5220.22-M type of algorithm, which includes 3 overwrites.
Following this step, a certificate of data sanitization can be issued for each HDD. Once cleaned of all digital data, each hard drive is sorted to determine if it qualifies for refurbishing.
At no time do hard drives pass through our custody without either being sanitized or destroyed through a secure shredding process by our registered recycler.
What to Donate?
|Desktops||Intel i series & AMD FX 4000+ complete systems with RAM, HDD, mouse and keyboard|
|Laptops||Intel i series & AMD A4+ complete with WiFi Adapter, A/C adapter, RAM, HDD, etc.|
|Servers||Minimum 4 + Cores|
|Hard Drive||Minimum 160Gb Sata 1/2/3|
|Monitors||17" LCD or better manufactured 2012 or later|
|Printer, Copiers and All in One Machines||Laser Printers. Network and Local Printres with at least 30% toner left|
|UPS||Functioning with battery|
|Keyboard and Mice||PS/2 or USB|
|Network Switches||Minimum 1 GIG ports|
Tax receipts will be issued when specifically requested by donors, and when donors deliver (or assume cost of delivering) equipment to our shops in Calgary or Edmonton. Receipts will be mailed to donors after donated equipment has been tested. Receipts will be provided for functional LCD displays (20" or larger) that are 5 years or less in age.
Tax valuations are modified regularly according to current estimated prices. Current valuations are as follows:
- Desktops: Functional i series Intel or AMD CPU's complete with LCD, mouse & keyboard qualify for a receipt of $125.
- Laptops: Functional i series Intel or AMD CPU's complete with AC adaptors, memory & hard disk and wireless NIC qualify for a receipt of $150.
- LCD "displays" (20" or greater) qualify for a receipt of $25.
- Receipts cannot be issued for other components such as keyboards, mice, scanners when donated separately.