We take old technology and give it a new lease on life. 

Request Technology Resources:

We do our best to provide quality technology and educational resources to our local community. We are dependent on donations for what we have in stock and what we can place. We will attempt to honor your requests in the form below and assess each on a case-by-case basis. Our technology does not come with any warranties expressed or implied. We do not have the capacity for individual support requests but will do our best to answer questions should they arise after placement.

Our technology is totally free! Once we give you a computer, it is yours to keep. If you would like to pay it forward, you are welcome to return it for the next recipient to use.

Eligibility:

  • Students in Linn or Benton County.
  • Individuals on a fixed income in the Albany, Oregon, area.
  • Startup businesses with limited funding, in Lane, Linn, or Benton County.
  • Registered non-profits in the State of Oregon.
  • Individuals experiencing homelessness.
  • Other individuals on a case-by-case basis.

Our Computers: Unless specifically requested, all our technology placements are laptops. Some are larger laptops that are big and bulky. Some are smaller and more portable. Many have older batteries that hold some charge – we generally purchase a new battery for laptops with batteries that are totally dead. Almost all laptops come with new solid state hard drives with fresh operating system installations.

Options: Most laptops are refurbished Windows machines from companies like Dell, HP, Acer, etc. These can be reformatted with Windows 10 or 11, or converted into a Chromebook. Your options for computers are:

  1. Chromebooks – these are popular with students since it’s the system most use in school. This is also a good setup for users looking for a very simple computer to use. It is effectively a Chrome browser  – so anything you can do inside of Chrome, you can do on these machines. The limitation, however, is that it’s not possible to install applications outside of items available in the Chrome Web Store.
  2. Windows 10 – this operating system will allow you to run any application you want but sometimes can be slower, especially on an older computer. It can be more complex for some users as well, depending on the technology literacy of the user.

Apply Here:

By using the contact form below, you are acknowledging that you have read the details outlined on this page, and you consent to be contacted by staff or volunteers of Nerds Abroad, Inc. We will respond as soon as we are able.

Donate to Nerds Abroad

Donate Technology Using the Form Below

Click Here to Make a Cash Donation:

Donate Technology Resources:

Thank you for your donations! Your donations make a huge impact in the lives of those in our communities.

Your donations are generally refurbish and given to individuals in the community. We may choose to sell or recycle items donated to us, at our discretion. Funds generated from the sale of any donation goes to fund the parts needed to refurbish technology.

Laptops and tablets are always in high demand. We generally are not able to accept desktops or printers, or any machine made before 2007. We accept donations based on the current demand and availability of our team to process donations in a timely manner.

Donation Process:

  1. Contact us using the form below.
  2. Drop off your technology in Albany, or we can pick it up. Items may be shipped as well as needed.
  3. We send you a tax deductable form. We do not value technology donated to us – please consult your tax professional regarding donation values.
  4. Hard drive is removed from the technology and is physically destroyed or sent back to you. We are not liable for data on the machines that are donated to us. Please remove the files you want off the machine before donating. 
  5. Technology receives a new hard drive and fresh operating system installation.
  6. Item is ready for a new home! 

Donate Here:

By using the contact form below, you are acknowledging that you have read the details outlined on this page, and you consent to be contacted by staff or volunteers of Nerds Abroad, Inc. We will respond as soon as we are able.