Your old laptop can help out students who need it most.

Send your laptop back to school

It’s time to stop the digital divide

The digital divide — the name for the gap between people who have access to tech and those who do not — is growing. In 2022, 33% of American youth in low-income households reported not having access to a family computer. In a world where digital literacy is becoming more important every day, this is a massive socioeconomic issue.
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So we’re making it easier to do good(er).

Join us on November 11 at Artist & Fleas Williamsburg to give back — literally. Donate your old laptop, and we’ll get it expertly refurbished for local students, schools, and communities who need it most. Oh, and you’ll get some cash, too. For every laptop you donate, you’ll receive a $20 voucher to shop in-store. Stick around till 6pm to enjoy free food provided by local vendors and live music by a star student: DJ Sophia Rocks.
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What happens to my laptop?

All laptops will be refurbished by our partner, Human-I-T, and donated to youth, families, and communities in need, or through the non-profit EveryoneOn and the Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA). Any donations that are unable to be refurbished will be recycled by Human-I-T. Talk about a win-win.
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Can’t make the event?

No sweat. You can drop your tech off through November 26 at one of our partner locations: Regeneration (66 N 7th St, Brooklyn, NY) and Artist & Fleas Chelsea Market (88 10th Ave, New York, NY). You’ll receive a $20 voucher for in-store shopping, per device, at the location you donated.
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Frequently asked questions

Which devices can I drop off at the event?

We’re looking for laptops only at the moment — no desktops, smartphones, or tablets.

What if my device is broken or not working?

We’ll take it! The refurbishment experts at Human-I-T will ensure that it’s fully functional before it’s donated. If it can’t be donated, it will be recycled.

Can I drop off devices before or after the event?

We aren’t able to collect devices before the kickoff event on November 11th. However, we will be collecting devices after the event, through November 26 at:

Artists & Fleas - Chelsea Market: 

88 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA

(Open Daily 11am-7pm)

Regeneration - Williamsburg: 

66 N 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249, USA

(Open Thurs – Mon 11am – 6 pm)

Who do donated devices go to?

Human-I-T will refurbish the devices and donate to students, student facilities, and communities in need. We’re also working with Human-I-T to provide laptops to the non-profit EveryoneOn and the Jersey City Housing Authority to provide laptops and training to parents and school-age children. In addition to donated and refurbished laptops, Back Market will making a minimum purchase of 30 laptops to support EveryoneOn.

What happens to my personal data?

Our refurbishment partners, Human-I-T, immediately do a full factory reset (deleting all apps, personal information, and data) upon receiving your device.

What if I don’t have a device to donate?

You can still support the fight against the digital divide by donating to EveryoneOn, whose mission is to bring low-cost internet and computer offers to those who need them. Their work also includes digital literacy classes and training for older adults. Learn more about EveryoneOn.