Join a community-wide effort to collect, refurbish and distribute thousands of computers to students and families in need. Donate Computers is a COVID-19 community response project.
The Digital Equity Coalition has launched a computer donation drive with the goal of collecting 2,000 computers in 2 months. The pandemic has significantly changed our lives, stay at home orders and social distancing mean that learning, employment and health services need to be done online, yet sadly more than
70,000 households do not own a laptop or desktop.
Donating computers is not only good for people, it is good for the planet.
Donating your used computer is an environmentally friendly, sustainable solution. Each year, tons of computer and electronic equipment are thrown away into already overflowing landfills. We plan to refurbish, repurpose and reuse your computer, supporting
Baltimore’s new Zero-waste initiative.
How Can You Help?
Devices we can accept:
Drop Off Locations
DROP OFF HOURS
The need for operable laptops, desktops, Chromebooks, and tablets is acute and urgent. To meet this significant need, which is currently more than 50,000, donations of thousands of computers are being sought from individuals, community groups and businesses. These computers will be refurbished (unless inoperable or used for parts) and distributed into communities across Baltimore.
- Desktop and Laptop Computers (less than 7 years old)
- Tablets, Chromebooks and cell phones (less than 5 years old)
- Hotspots, Modems and Routers
- LCD, LED and Plasma Monitors
- Web cameras
- Keyboards and Mice
- Desktop printers (only functioning printers)
- Hard Drives and Memory
- Laptop Batteries
- HDMI cables and Micro USB power supply cords
Wi-Fi connectivity is preferred for any donated device. Desktops/laptops with hard drives intact are also preferred.
Start by filling out this form to let us know your name, contact information and the number and type of computers you are donating. Then, we have multiple locations where you can bring your computers and other equipment. Here are the address and available times for drop off:
Drop Off Locations
Note: Each location has a slightly different drop-off procedure (all are as near-contactless as possible), so please follow any signs or instructions indicated at the site when dropping off.
Wee Chic Lutherville
Address: 2360 West Joppa Rd #115
Lutherville, Md 21093
Drop off hours:
Monday-Friday: 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
OpenWorks (Baltimore City/Greenmount West)
Address: 1400 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202
Drop Off Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm
Direct Dimensions, Inc. (West Baltimore County)
Address: 10310 South Dolfield Rd, Owings Mills, MD 21117
Drop Off Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm
– Leave on a table / box in entryway vestibule just inside front door
Cenero (East Baltimore County/White Marsh)
Address: 11605 Crossroads Circle, Suite J, Baltimore, MD 21220
Drop Off Hours: Monday-Friday 9am – 3pm
— Leave on a table / box under vestibule outside the door
Complete and submit the contact form on this website and provide as much information about the number and types of computers (models, operating systems, etc.) as possible. A member Digital Equity Coalition will coordinate your request and connect you with PCs for People to discuss the logistics of pick-up or shipping.
Yes. Baltimore Digital Equity Coalition is a community initiative currently being fiscally sponsored by Digital Harbor Foundation – a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. If you or your company would like to support this urgent response to the COVID-19 crisis, we would be grateful. You can click here and make your donation online. Or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will be in touch.