Get Connected!

 

Dear Community: Get Connected! is now a program of ADBAR, the Ethiopian Women’s Alliance, www.EthiopianWomen.org.  The description below is still just right, so please contact us to get a computer, to get training, to volunteer, and to donate.

Location
1151 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Hours of Operation
Wednesdays, 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Contact Information
Adam Frost
Lead Volunteer, Get Connected! Program
adamfrost@computerCareandLearning.com
617-325-9526 phone*

Our Get Connected! program refurbishes high-quality donated computers and gives them to people moving out of homelessness to use to search for jobs, find affordable housing, continue their education, or simply stay in touch with their support network. We also provide computers to people of moderate income and to businesses. We welcome donations from home users, home offices and businesses.


Information for Recipients of Computers

How does the Get Connected! program work?

To get or donate a computer or equipment, or to volunteer, please call Adam Frost at adamfrost@computerCareandLearning.com or 617-325-9526

Our clinic is located in the basement of the Old Cambridge Baptist Church at 1151 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. We request that each recipient of a computer contribute $50 to help pay for the costs typically involved with refurbishing it. People with moderate income and businesses usually donate $125 for a computer.

Our computers are older, but industrial strength, and come with Boston’s only lifetime warranty– as long as the clinic is alive, we’ll help you make sure you have a good working computer.


Information for Donors of Computers

What type of computers and components does Solutions at Work accept?

We gratefully accept the following computers and components:

 

  • Desktops and laptops, PC or Mac wlcome
  • Flat-panel monitors of any size
  • working printers
  • other gadgets– please ask!
  • Hard drives 20+ GB

We gratefully accept working printers, all-in-one printers (scanner/fax/printer/copier), printing supplies (paper, ink cartridges, and toner), fax machines, and Macintosh/Apple products.

How do I donate my computer?

Please contact please call Adam Frost at adamfrost@computerCareandLearning.com or 617-325-9526 to arrange your donation. Our clinic is located in the basement of the Old Cambridge Baptist Church at 1151 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge.

Before donating your computer, please remove any personal or company information that may be on it. We are happy to advise you on how to do this effectively. We do our best to erase any data that may reside on your computer, but cannot guarantee that we will do so beyond recovery. Please also remember to donate your power supply.

What happens to my computer after I donate it to Get Connected?

We test all components and parts and repair or replace them as necessary. Once the computer is up and running, we give it to someone who needs it.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes. We will provide you with a letter acknowledging your donation that you can use for tax purposes.

Hours of Operation

Wednesdays, 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.