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Who We Are

Computers For Kids is a registered charity (Charitable Status Number 86000 1437 RR0001) located in Windsor, Ontario. Our facility includes a 24,000 square foot warehouse dedicated to refurbishing and recycling electronics. Our goal is to seek out serviceable electronic donations, both personal and corporate, so that we may assist the children of our community with computer access.

Mission

We are dedicated to transforming unwanted computers into educational tools for children in need. In doing so, we are helping to preserve the environment through the responsible reuse and recycling of electronic waste.

Vision

We recognize the importance of computer literacy and believe that all children should have access to computer technology.

History

Founded in early 2004, Computers for Kids has partnered to open over 40 after school and summer programs. We have also made individual placements of computers that are benefiting over 2000 special needs youth. All of this has helped us to divert over 2.5 million lbs. of electronic waste from area landfills.

What is "E-Waste?

Electronic waste, e-waste, e-scrap, or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) describes loosely discarded, surplus, obsolete, broken, electrical or electronic devices. In Ontario, this includes Desktop computers, Portable computers, Computer peripherals, Monitors, Televisions, Printing devices, Telephones (physical and accessories), Cellular phones, PDA’s and pagers, Audio and video players, Cameras, Equalizers, (pre)amplifiers, Radios, Receivers, Speakers, Tuners, Turntables, Video players/projectors, Video recorders, and Personal hand held computers.

What is the issue?

E-waste contains a number of very serious contaminants such as lead, cadmium, beryllium, and brominated flame retardants. It also contains a number of valuable materials, including copper, steel, plastics, etc.

There is also a rapidly growing problem of young people falling behind in school because they lack access to computer technology away from school.


What E-Waste can be donated to Computers for Kids?

Computers for Kids accepts donation of all OES Phase 1 and Phase 2 materials. For a complete list, please see the attached file (Phase 1 & 2 Materials.pdf).


Why you should donate your e-waste to Computers for Kids?

There are other organizations that will accept your unwanted electronic waste, but by giving to Computers for Kids, you are helping us to fulfill our mandate of ensuring that no child falls behind because they don't have access to computer technology away from school.
You are also helping to ensure that we leave this world a better place than we found it!

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