How to Help
There are 3 easy ways to help!
You can volunteer your time
You can donate your old computers and Chromebooks
You can donate a few dollars
Volunteers make the program work. Used computers are cleaned, upgraded, and refurbished with Microsoft Windows 10 Pro.
Volunteers also help customers select the right computer and they help them get started if needed.
Our greatest need is to find more laptop computers!
The willingness to donate computers is usually not the issue. The issue for most companies is data security.
There are several options available to assure that the disks have been completely erased:
Companies Donating Computers Can:
Erase the disks before donation.
Or, remove the disks and donate computers without a disk.
As an alternative, TechCharities can:
Install Windows 10 Pro which performs a limited wipe of each partition.
Provide permanent data erasure beyond recovery through a licensed partnership with BitRaser. Certificates of Data Destruction are available. *
Or, shred each disk drive and certify physical destruction through the service of a certified shredding company, TAMS.
*TechCharities is licensed through BitRaser to wipe and certify various levels of data destruction. Some levels of data destruction take only a few minutes and others take many minutes. Companies may choose the level of data destruction. US – DOD 5220 with 3 passes is often used. Examples include:
- NIST 800-88 Clear
- NIST 800-88 Purge
- US – DoD 5220.22-M (3 passes)
- US – DoD 5220.22-M (ECE) (7 passes)
- US – DoD 5200.28-STD (7 passes)
- Russian – GOST-R-50739-95 (2 passes)
- B.Schneier’s Algorithm (7 passes)
- German Standard VSITR (7 passes)
- Peter Gutmann (35 passes)
- US Army AR 380-19 (3 passes)
- NATO Standard (7 passes)
- US Air Force AFSSI 5020 (3 passes)