Why did we start it?
The Tech Amnesty campaign began in February 2021. We started it due to one big reason: the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Coronavirus pandemic forced many children to study from home. Unfortunately many of these children did not have access to a tablet or computer required to be able to do this and so were missing out on valuable education and interaction with their teachers and classmates.
The aim of our Tech Amnesty was to donate as many laptops and tablets as we could to the children who needed them in order to carry on their education.
How can you help?
If you have any unwanted tech at home or at the office, we would greatly appreciate your donation, here’s how:
(Please note: We do not accept CRT monitors for Tech Amnesty, see IT recycling page)
- – Send us your items in the post (unfortunately our Covid-secure-locked-box locations are unavailable until further notice*)
- – Bring your tech directly to our offices (Unit 5-6 Whittonditch Works, Ramsbury, Wiltshire, SN8 2XB)
- – You can also drop off your devices to the Newbury Community Resource Centre (Unit F, Hambridge Rd, Newbury RG14 5SS)
*Please note we are in process of arranging Tech Amnesty drop off locations across the county, we will update when available. Interested in becoming one of our drop-off sites? Please fill out the form below and email it to us.
By donating your old tablets and computers to the BIG TECH AMNESTY we can help fight digital poverty together and make a massive difference to those who don’t have access to technology.
Where do the donations go?
So far, we have donated approximately 500 laptops/tablets to different schools and charities across Wiltshire and Dorset. However, we are looking to expand our support to a larger area – please get in touch for further details.
Your donation, once refurbished, will end up being donated to a school, non-profit organisation or charity.
Sign up to be a donation site now
To sign up please fill out, save and email the below form to email@example.com and join the Tech Amnesty! Feel free to also get in touch with us for more information.
Do you work for a school, charity or non-profit organisation? Here’s how to get involved…
If you work for an eligible organisation and would like to start receiving refurbished devices, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your company name and any specific requirements you may have.
The Big Tech Amnesty is a not-for-profit scheme operated by Green Machine Computers. All donations are gratefully received and go directly to support disadvantaged individuals in the surrounding areas. For more information you can call 01672520133 or email email@example.com