Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic PCrefurb has seen a massive escalation in demand for our services. Not surprisingly the need to access the internet for day to day activities and social contact has never been more evident. From February 2020 to May 2021 there has been an 850% increase in referrals for I.T. equipment. These come from 123 different referrers working in organisations and agencies across the High Peak and Tameside that support the most vulnerable and marginalised in our community.
Here are five ways you can help us fulfil our aim of ‘bridging the digital divide’.
1. Donate cash
We have a donate button on our website.
£15 would buy three USB WiFi adapters.
£20 would buy a replacement battery for a laptop.
2. Volunteer as a driver
PCrefurb relies on volunteer drivers delivering I.T. devices to clients and collecting donations from individuals and businesses. If you have a few hours to spare each month (no minimum amount is expected) and would like to help, take a look at our opportunity listed on the Glossop Bureau website for more information.
3. Donate a device
If you have recently upgraded your laptop or home computer; or your company has upgraded its I.T. provision, please consider donating your used equipment to PCrefurb for refurbishment. More information about what we need can be found on our website.
4. Become a Co-op member and shop at their Simmondley store
If you either are, or become, a Co-op member you can select PCrefurb as a ‘local cause’ to benefit 2p for every £1 that you spend on selected products. Information about becoming a Co-op member can be found on their Co-op Membership website.
5. Shop via Amazon Smile
Next time you shop online at Amazon simply go to smile.amazon.co.uk and select PCrefurb to receive 0.5% of the cost of your purchases.
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PCrefurb is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)
Registered Charity Number 1184155