Over the years Tech for All has been offered impressive hardware but the donors needed a tax write-off, so those opportunities were missed. In 2003 we began the process to become a 501-c3. 2004 was our first full year as a Not for Profit Foundation.
When the computers arrive at Tech for All they range from OK to just parts. Usually a rebuild consists of a blow out, reseating boards, and clearing the hard drive of personal information. Sometimes it takes two or three computers to make one working device. This process takes 2-6 hours.The cost of doing this is minimal. The only things that are purchased are operating systems, mouse, keyboard, and DVD/CDRW as these are usually worn out or not part of the given equipment. Cash outlay is $10-$125 per machine. Rose Keating has been taking that money out of her personal funds. We also incur Recycling fees when we have to "junk" equipment.