KeeFORCE, a leading corporate I.T. service provider for over 18 years in Western Kentucky, along with the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, will be collecting used computers and equipment for schools and orphanages in various Third World countries.
KeeFORCE and the Owensboro Chamber have partnered with Healing Hands International (HHI) to collect the used computer equipment; erase the hard drives and reprogram the units with educational software prior to shipping overseas.
Desktop CPU, laptop and notebook units are desired. Flat screen monitors and keyboards will also be accepted.
KeeFORCE will be collecting these specific items in the parking lot of the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce located at 200 E 3rd St, Owensboro, KY on Thursday, August 27, 2015 from 9:00am until 4:00pm.
Healing Hands International (HHI), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization based in Nashville, TN has delivered more than $100 million in aid to 75 countries around the world since 1991. To date, HHI has provided over 3,000 desktop and notebook computers to 19 countries. There continues to be a tremendous demand for computers in Third World countries. Your donated computers will be used to teach a variety of people including orphans and women key business skills that will help them obtain a method to support themselves that they may never otherwise achieve.
According to David Morse, Director of Marketing for KeeFORCE, “KeeFORCE is always looking for opportunities to do something positive in the communities we serve. Often times, both individuals and businesses are reluctant to dispose of old computers because they fear that valuable information will pass into the wrong hands. When we started this project a few years ago, we wanted to provide a safe method for businesses and individuals to dispose of unwanted computers while helping those less fortunate. We expected to collect a few hundred computers at best. In two years, we have collected over 2,500 used computers to educate people across the world who are less fortunate than us.”
In order to provide a level of comfort and security for each donor, every computer collected by KeeFORCE will have its hard drive completely erased using software created by LSoft Technologies Inc. The software is in compliance with Health Information Protection Act and cleans the hard drive according to the U.S. Department of Defense 5220.22-M standard. Any non-useable hard drive will be recycled at the recycling center. All identification will be removed to avoid recognition of the donor.
Donated computers may be considered a contribution to a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization subject to IRS regulations. Please seek the advice of a qualified tax professional with any questions.
For more information contact David Morse, Director of Marketing for KeeFORCE at (270) 366-0551 or by email to [email protected]
For additional information on Healing Hands International, please visit www.HHI.org.