But I have data on my old computer. How can I donate?

When you donate your old computer, we don’t need the hard drive to make it work. (Your hard drive is the small box in your computer where all your files are stored.) Our special way of re-using computers means that we just need the “brain” to turn on. With laptops, we don’t even need the screen to turn on.

When we come to pick up your old computer, one of our volunteers will help you remove your hard drive while you wait. Usually it takes less than 1 minute. You can hold on to all you old pictures, and movies and files. We’ll use your old machine to help cure disease. ūüôā

Thanks to our green donors for asking the question!

Press Release – Old Computer Donation Drive

‚Äč‚ÄčWhile you are shopping for a new computer or tablet this holiday, let your old PC be put to use to help our planet.
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‚ÄčGreen Research, a Valparaiso, In.¬† based non-profit wants you to donate your old laptop and desktop.¬† They take old machines and retask them to perform academic research to fight cancer and other fatal diseases.¬†¬†¬† Not only does this reduce electronics in landfills, it creates data, for many different projects around the globe.
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‚ÄčAny old laptop or desktop can be donated to Green Research.¬†¬† Machines that no longer run can be easily retasked by their team.¬†¬† Even that old laptop on your shelf with a broken screen can be put to use, bettering the planet.¬† For the few machines that are beyond repair, Green Research will recycle them in an eco-friendly way.¬†¬†
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‚ÄčIf you have one old computer you would like to donate (or an organization with several), please make contact to schedule a pickup.
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‚ÄčGreen Research can be reached at 219-262-1054 Facebook and Twitter.
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‚ÄčMedia Inquiries
‚ÄčJennifer Shelhart
‚Äč219-262-1054

Press Release- for immediate use
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