Keep Croydon Connected: donate your used tech to people who need it

A new initiative is collecting devices for children, young people and older people in need.

Now more than ever, we need to be connected to our family and friends. Digital connections are a lifeline for many, and so Go2Games, Croydon Commitment, Croydon Voluntary Action (CVA) and Croydon Council,  have joined together to ask local businesses to support our Keep Croydon Connected project

We are asking for donations in the form of laptops, Chromebooks and Android mobile phones and tablets. These will go to charities working with socially isolated older people, young people requiring counselling, and children who need devices for school. It’s crucial now that children can access online learning. We know that in Croydon there are a number of families who do not have access to IT, but do not qualify for support from the Department of Education (DfE). This scheme will help address that gap.

The devices need to be in working order, sanitised and reset before being donated to ensure that there is no personal information on them. If you have a charger please include that too.

Safeguarding is of the utmost importance to us. A safeguarding pack will be provided to assist in the process of removing data from your device and any further assistance will be provided by and its partners.

Please promote to people you work with and others in your network.

To donate, please drop off at either of these locations:

  • The Volunteer Centre, Unit 32, Centrale Shopping Centre, Croydon, CR0 1TY
  • CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon, CR0 2TB

You can also send to G2G Limited, PO Box 2069, London, CR90 9NF.

Thank you for making a difference! #KeepCroydonConnected

3 thoughts on “Keep Croydon Connected: donate your used tech to people who need it”

Janne Selmes 3rd August 2020 at 4:46 pm

Might an HP Stream 7 32gb (+ memory slot) windows 8 7″ tablet be of any use? Little used, factory reset, case, charger. Could deliver.

    Corinne Pinfold 14th August 2020 at 2:04 pm

    Hi Janne, that’s very kind! I’m sure it would. Thank you so much and sorry for the delayed response.

Naomi Thompson 20th October 2020 at 8:12 am

I have a young person I am trying to find a laptop for so that he can do his online homework. Please can you contact me. Thanks

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