B12 Are there any organizations that loan or donate computers?
Organizations and foundations exist that loan or donate computers. For the most part, these donations/loans are to non-profit organizations rather than to individuals. The National Cristina Foundation donates used computers and computer components to non-profit organizations that work with individuals with disabilities. The organization must fill out an application to be accepted. Upon acceptance, the organization receives a quarterly list of computer components that have been donated. The organization can request components but must pay shipping and handling. This organization can be contacted at: WWW http://www.cristina.org Other organizations that sometimes donate computers are large corporations that are upgrading to new computer systems. The older computers are often given to employee’s families; sometimes they are donated to schools or to organizations that will place them with individuals. Finally, in some states, when state offices upgrade their computer systems, these machines