Recently, we received a sizable donation of gently used and new laptops from Fresenius Medical Care North America, the nation’s leading renal care company, to provide digital equity to students across Minnesota. On Wednesday, January 13, we were excited to pick up more than 200 computers at the National Communications Services, Inc. (NCSI) offices. This single donation will assist 185 kids and 35 schools across the state.
Donating this used equipment is a win-win for everyone. Not only does it extend the life of each machine and keep the hardware out of landfills, but these computers also get redistributed to students in need, especially those students who must attend school virtually. A donation like this goes a long way in helping students and the future workforce while protecting our environment.
”Minnesota Computers for Schools is providing access to necessary technology for kids attempting to learn at home during COVID-19, so it was only natural for us to collaborate with our vendor, NCSI, to donate these laptops to students in the local area,” said Jack Donnelly, Vice President for End User Experience at Fresenius Medical Care North America. “Not only was our team excited to support our local community, but also proud to demonstrate our commitment to being environmentally responsible.”
We were happy to provide free NAID certified data destruction and R2 certified recycling services to their donation. This means their data was destroyed with utmost security, and any technology that didn’t live up to performance standards was handled responsibly. As with most of our donors, we provided free pickup, making it as easy as possible for Fresenius Medical Care North America to work with us.
It is through support like this that we are providing digital equity to students across Minnesota and helping them learn at home as well as in the classroom.