Since the pandemic began many businesses have switched to a remote environment, including schools. Remote learning swept over many countries, resulting in the need for more electronics. Many households have more than one child in school, which increases costs and makes the digital learning process more difficult to achieve. Fortunately, a well known tech giant might hold the key to helping students flourish during this digital era.
In January, AT&T announced a grant of $2.5 million to the nationwide non-profit organization, Digitunity, who “connects corporate electronics donors with organizations serving people in need”, according to E-Scrap News. The grant is expected to help Mission Ignite and ten other non-profit refurbishers provide 20,000 computers (free or low-cost) to K-12 students over the next two years.
Many corporations donated computers before the pandemic occurred, helping Mission Ignite provide about one hundred computers a month to community members. However, when Covid struck, corporations began repurposing their old electronics for employees so they could work from home. This need for electronics remains a consistent issue, but PCs for People, another nationwide nonprofit refurbisher, has written in E-Scrap News about how ITAD enterprises “can benefit from providing computers to nonprofit refurbishers.”
IT asset disposition enterprises like HOBI International collect retired IT assets such as computers, phones, and tablets, and ensure that they are properly disposed of. Some provide repair and refurbishment options to prolong the lifespan of devices for resale. HOBI offers Mobile Lifecycle Management (MLM) for Mobility Managed Services (MMS) programs with services including test and repair, refurbishment, liquidation and reverse logistics management.
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