Computer Technology Assistance Corps (CTAC) accepts donations of recently retired computers from business and individuals. They then wipe the donor’s hard drives of any data using DoD and HIPAA compliant methods. Hardware is tested and improved with additional memory, the next stop for these systems is to fully restore, refurbish and relicense these computers, in most cases with Windows 7 and if eligible MS Office 2010.
Computers are then provided back to the community on a cost recovery* basis. A Computer system includes a PC(CPU) with LCD monitor, Keyboard and Mouse can range in cost between $75 to $125 – and carry a one year warranty. Laptops cost $160 or more and carry a 90 day warranty on systems under $200 and six month warranty on systems on systems of $200 or more. To be eligible for these systems an applicant must be receiving some form of state/federal assistance (like food stamps, free/reduced school lunch, WIC; a low income senior citizen over the age of 62 or be handicapped/disabled. If you are low income you must be able to demonstrate that you are in need of a computer. More information about donating or acquiring a system is available on their website.
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Phone: (603) 218-3078