Kids on Computers seeks donations and help in a variety of forms. To advance our mission we accept laptops, peripherals, hardware, and monetary donations. Cash donations – of any amount – are always useful and appreciated. A cash donation of $35 goes a long way toward placing a working computer in front of a child who has never seen one.
- $35 USD will purchase one Raspberry Pi 3.
- $120 USD will pay to ship four laptops to an international location.
- $200 USD buys everything necessary for a complete Raspberry Pi system in a computer lab.
- $250 USD will buy one new laptop computer.
Donations of computers hardware and peripherals are welcome as well. Do you have laptops going off lease? A retired server which can be reconfigured as an Internet in a Box in one of our labs? Please contact us.
We also offer special incentives to anyone wishing to make a more significant contribution. Check out our major funding programs here.
How is your money being spent?
Your cash donation goes entirely into our general fund. From that fund we purchase computer parts for upgrading or refurbishing computers that have been donated. If computer equipment donations don’t provide essential parts for a computer lab, we then have to purchase what we need. We also must pay for shipping computers and computer parts from wherever a donor delivers them to wherever they are needed.
We have recently purchased some computers within the country where they will be used. It avoids shipping complications, potential problems at customs and it contributes to the host country’s economy. We use money from the general fund or these purchases. If computer equipment donations doesn’t provide essential parts for a computer lab, we then have to purchase what we need. We also must pay for shipping computers and computer parts from wherever a donor delivers them to wherever they are needed.
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Kids on Computers is a registered 501(c) For U.S. taxpayers, a monetary donation may be tax deductible, but you should consult a qualified tax adviser.
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If your online shopping activity includes Amazon.com, consider signing up for the Amazon Smile program. Briefly, when you sign up for the program you designate a charity, Kids on Computers®, to receive a percentage of your Amazon purchase dollars. Amazon will contribute the accumulated money directly to the Kids on Computers® account. As of late 2016, Amazon shoppers have contributed over $175 USD to Kids on Computers®.