Does your old laptop need a new home?

14/06/2016 at 9:58am

If you have a laptop or small PC looking for a new home we can make good use of these items.

Companion House continues to be supported by a very skilled and generous volunteer  who rebuilds laptops and small PCs and sets them up with open source software.  For PCs he matches up the computer with a screen keyboard, mouse and power cables.  We in turn pass the rebuilt laptops and PC packs to our clients.

If you are technically minded the rebuild is Linux based operating system, Ubuntu, and software such as LibreOffice (free software like Microsoft Office). As part of the rebuild this great computer volunteer completely and securely wipes the hard drive and can often replace faulty parts from other recycled sources to reactivate that old PC or laptop.  Even if your computer has a fault, it probably has parts that could be salvaged.

This is a fantastic service and it has already meant that we have been able to provide many clients with laptops and PCs at no cost to clients for use for study and reconnecting with family through email or Skype.

The most needed items for donation for this program are laptops.  If you have a retired laptop or small PC looking for a new home, or are about to replace such items we would welcome your donation.  If you don’t have something to donate to this program, perhaps you can spread the word about the program to other people who might be able to help us.

Your support for this program will be much appreciated.