The Alliance for Technology Refurbishing and Reuse (AFTRR) consists of a growing number of nonprofit technology refurbishers seeking to increase the awareness of the contributions of their organizations, individually and collectively, to a wide range of populations in need. AFTRR seeks to establish a common national voice for all such organizations as well as affiliate organizations who stand to benefit directly or indirectly from an increase in the volume and availability of low cost and no cost computers for their respective populations.
AFTRR members seek to influence legislation and decision making to the extent that all computers leaving their first life be given the opportunity for refurbishment prior to recycling and destruction.
AFTRR seeks to develop a nationwide system of nonprofit refurbishers, thus offering industries and corporations of all sizes a single method for disposal of their still operating technology.
AFTRR member organizations vary widely in size, organizational model, populations served, staffing and related resources. Regardless of these parameters, each was established under a similar set of circumstances and targets the elimination of the Digital Divide as their ultimate goal.
AFTRR is a project of the National Cristina Foundation, a 501c3 established over thirty years ago and charged with the mission to promote technology reuse and encourage the donation of technology to nonprofit and school NCF partners throughout the country.