Cornell Computer Reuse Association

The CCRA donates computers and other technology to humanitarian organizations...

Students in Peru enjoying their refurbished Cornell laptops.
Students in Peru enjoying their refurbished Cornell laptops.

The Cornell Computer Reuse Association works to donate computers and other technology to humanitarian organizations. Through collection, refurbishment and then donation, the association has given to community centers, orphanages, schools and other organizations around the world. In its seven years of existence, the organization has donated over 1,800 computers to places as far away as Nicaragua, Zambia, Jamaica, South Africa, Mali, Togo, Kenya and the Bahamas, and as near as Brooklyn and Ithaca.

The association promotes the school’s sustainability mission by reducing the amount of technology-related waste that the school creates, as well as grants technological resources to people in need. The computers are given to communities that utilize them to further educational opportunities they would not otherwise have without access to the technology. Whenever possible, the CCRA provides technical assistance to the communities that are receiving these donations so that the computers’ use and longevity can be maximized.

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