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8 months in!

Your kind donations of unwanted equipment and help with our running costs and parts costs (and coffee) have allowed us to repurpose 263 laptops, tablets, and desktop PC's back in to the community where they are needed most, in only 8 months! And that's still not counting the number of peripherals in…

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Two centres of attention!

Another productive day for our tech guys yesterday. Neil and Jack spent the day at two sites working on ongoing projects. Our time lapse camera let us down a bit so here's what happened...
- Continued installing cabling at Holmcroft YCC. We now have 3 brand new internet ports and a beefy wi-fi …

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A flying start!

Our Jack met with Tom from Rugeley 1871 Air Cadets today, at our donation point in Highfields, to hand over a few items to get their group off to a flying (pun) start running their new cadet registration system

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Capitalising at Capula!

Huge thank you to Capula at Stone, who donated us a stack of their surplus equipment 🙂
We're keen to work with local businesses who are upgrading their I.T. provisions and who are looking for a good cause (us) to reuse their unwanted devices!
Find the write-up here:…

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Answering prayers!

As part of our plan for our future, we're not only aiming to help out with refurbished kit, we're also planning some bigger and longer term projects delivering the connectivity behind it all (for free!).
We can tell you about a project we are currently working on which we've not said too mu…

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A huge step!

There is much much excitement at Free IT headquarters today !!
Not only have we just delivered our 250th device, we've also today been informed that after jumping through several hoops, producing in-depth projections out of thin air, and after an excruciating wait, we have FINALLY been accepted f…

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Our products on parade!

We've installed an Intel i5 tower system at the 12th Mohawk scout group in Berkswich. Donated by one of you lovely people and fitted with some new parts to bring it up to date, it now takes pride of place in their group hut!

Double duties!

We popped in to Staffordshire Baby Bank today, to drop off an all-in-one desktop PC, which was donated by one of you lovely people, fixed up for free by our team of tech guys, and which will now start its new life propelling their team along with their administration work. We've also dropped a snazz…

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Homing in on the digital divide!

It's been great to meet again with the employment coach team from Wolverhampton Homes. We've been able to offer some more equipment to get their isolated tenants online! We met with Pippa from the team, who said "Thanks again guys both laptops are going to Wolverhampton Homes tenants and they'll be …

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More equipment out in the wild!

It's been a pleasure this morning to gift a snazzy laptop to Wildwood Community Centre, to aid with their administrative duties.
Thank you again to everyone who's donated equipment to allow us to help so many good causes!

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Two new stars are born!

We've had some lovely news from Starfish Health & Wellbeing, who we've gifted a pile of equipment to help their isolated clients get online to access remote counselling and support sessions. Starfish have let us know about two of their clients, Lee and Beatrice, who are now able to bridge the digita…

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Blossoming relationships!

We've teamed up with Sunflower Family Support Group at Faraday Road childrens' centre, providing the team there with kit to allow them to offer some new services in the coming few months!

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A Sparkle In Our Eyes!

We've really enjoyed helping out Spark Childrens' Centre in Burntwood today, supplying and installing 2 desktop PC's, 3 laptops, and 3 Android tablet PC's for use in their clubs and activities, these will be enjoyed by both parents and children :)

We're Still Here!

Even when our news feed isn't very active, you can bet we are all busy bunnies behind the scenes. Quite often our recipients ask us not to publicise their details, which is perfectly fine, but we can still add those to our list of totals to update you all.
Today we visited a primary school …

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Homing in on those in need!

We've joined forces with the employment coach team from Wolverhampton Homes, to gift a laptop which they can pass on to one of their isolated clients who desperately needs it.
This was donated by one of you lovely people, fixed up by our team of tech guys for free, and now it will start its new l…

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Another huge milestone!

We did it!
Thanks to your kind donations of unwanted IT equipment, and your generous financial help towards our parts and running costs, not to mention the amazing work done by our team of volunteer technicians, we've now been able to give 200 internet ready devices back into the community where …

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Closing the divide!

With the addition today of another of our local primary schools, Free IT can now boast 113 internet ready devices placed across 11 schools, and making a total of 187 devices altogether which we've gifted where they are needed most in society.

These are all items donated by you lovely people and…

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Back at The Den, we did it again!

Yesterday we installed another 2 of your donated desktop PC's at The Den 101 in Rugeley. They can now be put to use with the 18 others we've provided in their youth centre computer room where local kids will be able to get online for free for schooling and recreation :)

Clicking Start!

Today we joined forces with the Citizens' Advice "Click Start" digital money management service.
Our Jack handed over one of your donated laptops to Theresa and Josh from Click Start, which can now be passed on to a family who CAB are supporting with their online interests and job seeking.
Thank y…

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Rehousing your kit!

We've teamed up with House of Bread Stafford in a two pronged stand against digital poverty.
We've taken away some of their surplus equipment to refurbish and return for free, but we've also provided additional complimentary laptops for their clients to use while visiting, and to help towards the…

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