Town of Pittsburgh donated greater than $92,000 value of pc tools to a Wilkinsburg nonprofit that may refurbish and reuse them in an effort to bridge the digital divide.
Town this month donated 324 desktop screens, 74 laptops, 427 screens, 243 keyboards and 170 mice to Pc Attain, a nonprofit that goals to make know-how out there to individuals in want.
Pc Attain refurbishes units for low-income individuals and provides digital literacy lessons.
Town’s donation comes after the Division of Innovation and Efficiency has labored for years to discover a approach to ship used know-how again into the group, metropolis officers stated. It additionally permits town to keep away from paying an e-waste recycler for disposal.
““That is however one side of town’s dedication to shut the digital divide and promote elevated digital literacy in Pittsburgh,” stated Heidi Norman, the director of the Division of Innovation and Efficiency.
Town’s partnership with Pc Attain, she stated, will enable residents to discover ways to use new know-how, whereas serving to the surroundings by placing the tools again into reuse.
“A reused pc is a lot extra helpful than one that’s simply disposed of in a landfill,” stated Dave Sevick, government director of Pc Outreach. “It’s … yet one more alternative for an individual to get related to the world.”
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