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Our first computer corner!

We've delivered our very first "Computer Corner", the result of our aim to place a free internet ready laptop or PC in every community centre and social hub we can lay our hands on, to tackle digital deprivation in society.
We've installed a desktop PC, along with a network printer, two laptops, …

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Helping to help others!

Through our friends at Hearts & Hands, we'd been made aware of a local family in crisis, who were struggling to access internet and schooling on a shared device which had well passed its prime.
When H&H explained the family's story, we just had to step in.
Today we've delivered a complete fami…

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A great article!

A local reporter got in touch and offered to write up an article, here is is :)



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Mission continues!

Our news feed hasn't been too active the last few days, but it's been all go for us behind the scenes, and we bring you a couple of updates...
We're in the closing stages of our joint venture with a local mental wellbeing charity. In between refurbishing donations from the public, we've bee…

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Creating alliances!

Today we helped Childhood Cancer Parents' Alliance in Stafford.

We've gifted a laptop donated by one of you lovely people and refurbished by freeIT tech guys, so that they can progress a fund raiser project which relies on a specific software to scan the barcodes of second hand books :)

We've …

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Taking action!

Today we've been pleased to help out Flood Action with a free jazzy laptop for their volunteer team to use in their duties.

This means that funds which would have been spent on I.T. provisions can now be better used elsewhere in their mission.

We did it!

With the help of your very generous donations, freeIT can now boast 100 refurbished internet ready devices placed in 10 primary schools in our area.

Plus, we've gifted our first community laptop to Hearts and Hands Stafford!

Thank you all so much, this is just the beginning for freeIT!

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Are you missing something?

We've gained quite a collection of CD's and DVD's that have been left in the drives of your donated laptops.

If you are concerned that you are missing one, and had considered it gone for good, drop us a line as we may still have it.

We lent a helping hand!

We've been super chuffed today to be able to help out Hearts and Hands, who are doing amazing work in our community.

One of your very kind donations, a Sony laptop, has been refurbished and gifted to H&H to assist with their administration and publicity work.

It's been very warmly welcomed, an…

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We helped again!

Today we placed 6 more refurbished laptops in the care of Tillington Manor Primary, this takes our total now to 80 internet ready devices across 9 schools which have been donated by you lovely people and saved from a life in a drawer or landfill. 

Happy Mondays!

We've today delivered a further 6 devices to a school in the ST18 area.

This takes us up to 74 devices placed by freeIT across 8 local primary schools, with the help of your kind donations.

We have delivered so far:

-58 laptops/macbooks

-9 tablet/ipad

-7 desktop/all-in-one

Not just…

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Computer Corner Campaign!

Today we launched our new campaign to equip every waiting room, every public building, every community centre, every social hub, with a free, internet ready PC or laptop to create their own "Computer Corner", so that everyone who needs it has online access within reach. Even if that's as crude as a …

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Your kind donations!

We've today helped another school in the ST17 area, who respectfully preferred not to be named.

This has taken our total to 68 of your kind donations which have now been refurbished and are with their new owners who desperately needed them.

We're well on track, at the average rate of 11 a week…

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First Stafford... next the world!

We've been contacted by a local charity who are doing great work in mental health and wellbeing in our town, and wow do we need them right now.

They have 10 desktop PC's gathering dust in a corner because they don't have the latest version of Windows installed, and they were facing quotes running…

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As freeIT evolves, we're considering our long term aims:

1) To help not only schools, but other community groups, charities, forgotten corners of society, where money is being spent on their IT provisions which could be better used elsewhere in their missions, or where they simply don't have that…

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Baby steps!

We're pleased to now be registered as a start-up with "Support Staffordshire" which will offer us new avenues to training and support as we determine our structure moving forward :)

An extra boost!

We're happy to be able to add another school to our list of recipients who have agreed for us to publicise that they have benefitted from our project :)

Your kind donations are making this all possible!

St. Leonards (Dunston) - 7 devices

All Saints (Ranton) - 6 devices

Church Eaton - 7 …

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An update!

Your kind donations have allowed us now to distribute 50 devices to schools which needed them. We're not done yet.

So far we can boast:

St. Leonards, Dunston - 7 devices

All Saints, Ranton - 6 devices

Church Eaton primary - 7 devices

St. Peters, Hixon - 7 devices

This coming week we will be re…

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Number 50 is delivered!

With great pride we can announce that our 50th refurbished device has today landed with Church Eaton Primary, within a bunch of 7 laptops altogether :)

What a milestone to achieve in only 4 weeks!

Without your kind donations none of this would be possible so please keep up the good work so tha…

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A double-barrel good news update!

Two snippets of great news to share with you all!

First, another 5 laptops have now been deposited with a primary school in the ST17 postcode, making a total of 43 items to date which have gone to benefit families. If the school chooses to publicise this then we will follow suit :)
Second, we ca…

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