It’s a busy time at Computers for Kids this holiday season. The non-profit has partnered with the University of Phoenix for a "regifting" computer collection drive, hoping to pick up all the old computers folks will be tossing out after the holidays.
"A lot of people get computers for Christmas presents, so it makes for the best time," Computers for Kids CEO Molli Wingert explains.
CFK refurbishes donated computers and distributes them to kids in need. An essay and a processing fee ensure a child gets one of four basic models. The fee varies in price depending on the model a child needs.
Computers for Kids claims to have kept 900 tons of computer waste out of Idaho landfills as of 2008. That environmental benefit, as well as the benefit to local kids, is a major reason University of Phoenix decided to partner with CFK for the post-holiday "regifting" drive.
"University of Phoenix is passionate about supporting programs to encourage kids in their educational endeavors," Meridian Campus Director Bill Bach said.
You can drop off a used computer system at the University of Phoenix’s Idaho campus in Meridian until January 9th. Drop off times are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday mornings.