The Laptop Project

$870 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 42 people in 22 months
Mordechai Luchins  TEANECK, NJ

We provide refurbished laptops, tablets, and smartphones to people and schools in need.

Many people have older laptops laying about their house, sometimes broken, sometimes working. I take those laptops - zero writing the data on any drives - and fix them. I then give these refurbished laptops to people who otherwise can't afford them.  We also do this with tablets, phones, and all-in one computers.

 

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Update 17
Posted by Mordechai Luchins
3 months ago
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Spent a lot of time in my workshop this weekend. That resulted in TWENTY-NINE devices, stacked up on my dining room table, ready to be picked up by volunteers to distribute/ship this week.

Gonna be a happy Chanukah/Christmas for some people, all thanks to supporters like you.
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Update 16
Posted by Mordechai Luchins
3 months ago
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Happy #GivingTuesday everyone.

Thanks to your support, we have given out over 220 laptops in 2016. Meanwhile, our wait list continues to grow. I have 2 utility shelves full of machines waiting for one part or another. In the attached picture from a month ago, you can see what it looked like before filling up. Now those shelves with baskets are full of laptops too.

Any amount you can donate will help me purchase laptop and tablet components to help those in need. I'm proud of the minimal overhead The Laptop Project has. I don't take a cent of money from it. Every dollar donated goes to parts and transportation of machines.

This is an old photo: there's more now
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Update 15
Posted by Mordechai Luchins
6 months ago
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I am absolutely thrilled to announce that we have given out our *200th* device of 2016.

Not all of these were laptops - we gave out 6"all in one desktops" a few eReaders, a GPS, a smartwatch a surprising 11 smartphones, a half dozen MP3 players, and *29* tablets.

All of this is thanks to supporters like you, who have donated your time, your equipment, and your money.

Right now I'm reaching out again to ask for fiscal help. Our waiting list is back up to 20 people. I have machines, but need to buy some parts like RAM, and in one case pay for shipping to a hospital-bound woman.

If anyone can give, even a little, this would be tremendous.

Thank you.
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Update 14
Posted by Mordechai Luchins
6 months ago
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It is my pleasure to announce that The Laptop Project is a 501c3 organization, as of 8/1/16

This is a huge step, as it means we can now give tax receipts for donations of machines and/or money. I've spent this month writing a whole lot of letters.

The registration was made possible by grant in memory of Sarala Ginzberg z’l, arranged by Charles Leiner and family. It was also made possible by the hard work of TLP board member Ed Abramovitz.
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$870 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 42 people in 22 months
Created May 31, 2015
Mordechai Luchins  
$10
Anonymous
3 months ago(Monthly Donation)
SL
$10
Sue Laughton
3 months ago

You're doing a great job Mordechai!

$22
Antonio Santa Cruz Polanco
3 months ago
$25
Anonymous
3 months ago
SM
$80
Sherrel Mitchell
4 months ago
$10
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4 months ago(Monthly Donation)
$10
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5 months ago(Monthly Donation)
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$36
Carol Smith
6 months ago
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6 months ago
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