Connecting For Good Shares “The Little Laptop That Could”

We are thrilled to premier an amazing new video, showcasing the life-changing impact digital inclusion has on the lives of so many--through the eyes and voice of a lowly, discarded, almost trashed computer. Introducing "The Little Laptop That Could". AFTRR Member Connecting for Good and Executive Director Tom Esselman have created this wonderful video you

AFTRR 2018 National Meeting a Great Success

The 2018 National AFTRR Meeting, held June 3-4, 2018 and hosted by Google Pittsburgh, was a great success.  Nonprofit refurbishers from 30 organizations representing all regions of the country attended the meeting that was held without registration fees and all meals covered through sponsorship.  Bud Rizer, CEO of the National Cristina Foundation and the Project

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AFTRR Holds Successful National Meeting at Google Pittsburgh

A total of 34 different non-profit refurbishers representing 19 states joined up in Pittsburgh, PA, on June 4th and 5th to share ideas, hear presentations from experts and most importantly, meet new friends and establish a network of contacts.  The two day event was held at no cost to the attendees.  Some of the attendee

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AFTRR Members Demonstrate Collective Impact

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

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AFTRR Member Computer Reach Shares with Louisiana’s Flood Victims

  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

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AFTRR Member Charles Brennick Receives Jim Lynch Award

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.

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AFTRR to Participate in 2016 Electronics Reuse Conference

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

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AFTRR Partners Share Connections to Help the Bottom Line

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

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AFTRR Members Share Recent Computer Donation

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

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The Digital Divide is Much Wider Than You Think

Tracy Moore shares updated statistics on just how wide the digital divide remains in certain parts of the US.  The three-legged stool analogy is used to explain what the primary ingredients for success must be. Read more at:  http://theweek.com/articles/629994/digital-divide-much-wider-than-think  

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