Baltimore County Donates Used Electronics To Needy Families
BALTIMORE COUNTY - Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has announced a new partnership with the national nonprofit organization PCs for People.
Through the partnership, the county will donate surplus computer equipment to provide individuals and families in need with high-quality devices at no or low cost.
"Attainable equipment and access to the internet is a necessity for every household in Baltimore County, and closing the digital divide is a priority for my administration," said County Executive Johnny Olszewski. "We are committed to ensuring everyone has the tools they need to be successful and stay connected."
Baltimore County plans to donate surplus or retired tablets, desktop computers, and laptops (with the hard drives removed). PCs for People will refurbish the devices and make them available to needy families.
According to PCs for People, all non-reusable electronic waste will be recycled sustainably with zero-landfill impact.
Since 1998, PCs for People has distributed over 260,000 refurbished computers nationwide and recycled over 13 million pounds of technology.
Residents who meet PCs for People's income-eligibility requirements (200% federal poverty level or 60% area median income) are eligible to shop for the used devices.
"We believe that everyone deserves access to quality technology at a price they can afford," said Michael Sherrod, Managing Director of PCs for People Maryland. "We are grateful to begin this partnership with Baltimore County in their commitment to closing the digital divide and ensuring their retired technology is recycled responsibly. We look forward to working together and providing a model for how government entities and businesses can work together to make a difference for Marylanders."
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