Donate

The need

We are requesting donations of old computer equipment which we can refurbish to give an internet enabled device to people that need one. The two main groups who will benefit are:

  • People who are isolated and have no way of communicating with the outside world
  • Families who have children that need to do homework, and have no computer or internet connection to help them with this

THERE IS NO CHARGE TO PEOPLE WHO

RECEIVE THE DEVICES

What we are looking for

  • laptops
  • tablets
  • desktops
  • monitors,
  • smart phones
  • chargers for smartphones
  • mice
  • keyboards
  • power cables and connecting cables
  • mini wifi hubs that can provide internet access



we will take anything. Even with old devices, we will install lightweight versions of operating systems like Linux which we will attempt to make look as much as possible like Windows 10. These computers are for short term use for people who don't have access to a computer with an internet. They are not intended to be state of the art.

All computers will be wiped of their data to a professional standard. Any equipment we can not use will be disposed of in an ecologically friendly way.

How to donate

To tell us about the items you want to donate, please email donations@catbytes.community


Our Main drop off point for donations is:

Ewart Community Hall
44 Wastdale Road
Forest Hill
SE23 1HN

We are able to take deliveries to this address from 10am to 6pm on weekdays. 

We also have a number of drop off points round the borough:

New Cross Gate

Hatcham House, 356 Queen's Rd, London SE14 5HD - Weekdays 10-12 and 3-5

North Deptford

2000 Community Action Centre, SE8 3PG - Thursday afternoon and Fridays

Deptford

Evelyn Community Centre, SE8 5TQ - Weekdays all day

Telegraph Hill

The Hill Station, SE14 5TW During opening hours

Telegraph Hill Centre Office SE14 5TW Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8-12 All other days 10:30-12:30

New Cross

87A Florence Road, SE14 6QL - Weekday evenings 5pm-8pm

443 New Cross Road, SE14 6TA - Weekdays 10am -6pm

If you are not able to transport your equipment to any of these locations, please email donations@catbytes.community and we will try to arrange something


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