Laptops for students at home

Posted on: Fri, 04/17/2020 - 22:58 By: jbartucz

The Rochester Area Youth Tech Foundation is working with Rochester Public Schools to provide laptops to students who do not currently have access to technology at home, in an effort to mitigate educational disruptions for these students.

We are hoping to collect 250 laptops, wipe the hard drives, and convert them to Chromebooks for students who do not have access to a computer at home.

If you have unused laptops in your offices or at home that you would be willing to contribute to this effort, please bring them to the following locations:

  • RPS Technology Support Services, 3018 40th Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901 - M-F 7:30am - 4:30pm
  • Rochester Downtown Alliance, M-F 8am – 5pm

The computers should be from the year 2000 or later. They should be in relatively good working order and have a power cord. Older batteries are acceptable as long as the power cord functions.

If you do not have a laptop but would like to support our mission, please use the PayPal donation links on the right-hand-side.

If your business has several dozen to donate and you need to arrange pickup, please contact [email protected]. A 501(c)3 charity receipt will be provided.

If your business is willing to host a drop-off box please contact [email protected]