The full impact of AFTRR as an alliance focused on sharing best practices and resources recently came to light in a wonderful holiday story. A new addition to the AFTRR family, Delaware’s New Castle Prevention Coalition (NCPC) and its Executive Director William Mayer, recently posted an introduction of his project and a request for additional
Pittsburgh's Computer Reach is appropriately named. This AFTRR member nonprofit refurbisher recently shipped 24 iMacs and 24 HP inkjet printers to the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council (CACRC), another AFTRR member with a long and productive history serving schools and nonprofits throughout the state of Louisiana. The "forgotten flood" of August, 2016
The recipient of this year's Jim Lynch Award is AFTRR’s very own Charles Brennick. His nonprofit, Seattle based InterConnection is a very successful nonprofit refurbishment center. Interconnection was founded in 1999 by Charles and started as one of the few refurbishers to supply thousands of PCs to low income area schools and nonprofits in developing countries.
The Alliance for Technology Refurbishing and Reuse will be conducting a three hour set of presentations and a general meeting at the 2016 Electronics Reuse Conference to be held in Houston, Texas on October 24 thru 26, 2016. (http://www.ereuseconference.com/) AFTRR members attending this conference qualify for a $50 deduction from the registration fee by using code
Dave Sevick, Founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit Computer Reach in Pittsburgh has been refurbishing computers for 16 years. His organization serves Pittsburgh and Western PA as well as projects nationally and in 30 other countries. After such a long time refurbishing and having such a great impact, Dave thought he knew all he
VA STAR donates to the Techs for Troops Project – Virginia STAR Virginia STAR and the Techs for Troops Project entered into a partnership to assist their organization in supplying military families with the technology they need as well as education and training to transition them to civilian careers. Mark Casper (right), the director of
On July 15, 2016 the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro, announced in conjunction with Comcast an expansion of the availability of low-cost broadband services to eligible HUD households within Comcast's entire service area footprint. This effort is an expansion of HUD's one year old ConnectHome project. Representative of the AFTRR Steering Committee
Representatives from seven nonprofit refurbishers along with representatives from the National Cristina Foundation established the Alliance for Technology Refurbishing and Reuse (AFTRR)