MMC lends a helping hand with donations of old computer equipment
Starting off the New Year right, MMC decommissioned and donated many pieces of computer and IT equipment that no longer met our specifications or reached end of life. The equipment was donated to the Bridging the Digital Divide Project at Binghamton University. These items will find new life in helping those who lack access to equipment and education with technology. BU students will refurbish the equipment and distribute it to partner organizations in the area such as youth programs or senior centers, or perhaps to Haiti where they just recently sent over 30 computers to teach computer literacy to children.
Jack Rappaport, the Refurbishment Coordinator with the Digital Divide Project (pictured above, left), said that MMC’s donation was the largest single donation of IT equipment ever received since the project began in 2010. Monitors are a rare donation, with computer systems outnumbering their monitor donations, so the BDDP was extremely happy to receive the many monitors in addition to over a dozen laptops and other peripherals. “[The BDDP] is eternally thankful for MMC for thinking of them and is confident that the donation will go to great use,” says Rappaport.
Special thanks to Joe Picalila (pictured above, right) for introducing us to Digital Divide project and assisting in the coordination of this donation. Thanks also to Pat Kennedy and Brian Wegener for all you did to prepare the equipment for donation.