We also reach out internationally to places such as Malaysia, Africa, El Salvador and Nicaragua where second-hand computers are highly sought and appreciated. Please see our stories and check back often as more missions are completed.
Volunteers from the Pittsburgh area gather every week to fix hundreds of donated computers. Computers that still work are refurbished and immediately put into communities throughout Western PA. The computers that do not work are recycled responsibly to eliminate e-Waste.
As of April 26, 2013, Pittsburgh area volunteers have refurbished for re-use...Computer Reach relies on a dedicated and constantly growing group of adult and teen volunteers from schools, churches, businesses and community groups to help us install, train and support our computer labs throughout our Western Pennsylvania communities every week. Computer Reach partners with non-profit technology companies outside of Western PA to support our worldwide deployment of recycled computer labs. We use a database-driven web site that can immediately print a comprehensive record about volunteers and how many hours they've worked. This is a useful tool for keeping track of community service or teacher-required volunteer hours.
Please help us get computers into more people’s hands.
Recent posts from the Computer Reach Blog
May 16, 2013 Golf Outing to Support Family Promise & The Nyadire Connection (Permanent link to post) (Go to blog)
Please join us for the The Bridges to support Family Promise and The Nyadire Connection on June 15, 2013. The Bridges is a 4 person scramble event with a shotgun start at 9am. We will have a great day of golf at the beautiful Ponderosa Golf Course in Hookstown, PA. The event will include a (read more...)
April 29, 2013 Record Speed Recycling (Permanent link to post) (Go to blog)
This past weekend, we had another great Volunteer Saturday at ITT Tech’s Tarentum campus. Clocking in at record speeds, we ran diagnostic triage and Edubuntu imaging on a total of 98 computers from 8AM – 4PM. We owe a special thanks to Kim Coles of the County of Westmoreland Mac Users Group (COWMUG) for coming (read more...)
April 22, 2013 Happy Earth Day! (Permanent link to post) (Go to blog)
There are many ways to celebrate Earth Day. You can plant some trees in your community, do litter clean up, or just try to conserve your own energy use. You can also take advantage of electronics recycling! “In 2011, the U.S. electronics recycling industry processed 3 to 4 million tons of used and end-of-life electronics (read more...)
April 16, 2013 Upcoming Volunteer Day & PittsburghCares.org (Permanent link to post) (Go to blog)
We’re having another big volunteer work day next Saturday, April 27th from 8:00am – 4:00pm, with most of the work taking place in the morning. We have 2 objectives for the day: imaging and moving. Ubuntu imaging will take place over a PXE Server system at ITT Tech. Box moving of over 100 computers will (read more...)
March 28, 2013 Back with Duquesne University Students (Permanent link to post) (Go to blog)
We had another great work day with volunteer students from Duquesne University at the Goodwill Apple “Annex” at 2400 Carson Street on the South Side of Pittsburgh. This video shows our 7th week, working on recycling the 50th computer with the students! This has been a great partnership over the course of the Spring semester. (read more...)