Week 4 with Duquesne University Volunteers

  This past Friday, we had our fourth workday with volunteers from Duquesne University. You can read about weeks one, two and three in these posts. On February 22nd, We had 2 faculty members and 7 students working at our warehouse. We went beyond de-manufacturing and showed the students our procedures for imaging Macs...

New Saturday Volunteer Time

We’re very excited to announce a new year-round site for recycling on the last Saturday of every month. You can now join us at ITT Technical Institute in Tarentum (behind the Pittsburgh Mills Mall).   Several people have requested advanced notice of our Saturday recycling events so they can set their calendars and commit...

Duquesne Students Return to Volunteer with CR!

We had two more days of computer recycling with students from Duquesne University. It’s been great to have a different mix of students each week so more learn about the importance of eWaste recycling. In the video from Week 2, meet five students, led by Lorraine Sauchin, who helped us with important demanufacturing steps....

Day 1 with Duquesne University Volunteers

We had our first day of work with volunteers from Duquesne University on Friday. Five students from Lorraine Sauchin’s Elements of Computer Science class came to the warehouse to help us demanufacture computers for reuse. They were joined by our CRC Goodwill recycling regulars. We look forward to having Duquesne students with us every...

Welcome New Volunteers

We are growing our most valuable resource… volunteers. We are pleased to report that Duquesne University has signed up over 20 students to participate in our recycling efforts every Friday this semester at the Goodwill on the South Side of Pittsburgh. Many thanks to Computer Science instructor Lorraine Sauchin for facilitating these efforts! Lorraine...

Welcome Back Crestfield Camp Volunteers!

Yesterday we welcomed back, for the third time this summer, volunteers from Crestfield Camp in Slippery Rock, PA. Liz Carras and her Crestfield Camp and Conference Center summer campers came for a Monday afternoon session of cleaning laptop power cords and outer cases. Grimy work indeed, that required many bottles of Simple Green and...

ComputeReach Receives the 'Community Champion Award'

Last night we attended the 17th Annual Child Abuse Prevention Month Awards and Appreciation Benefit, and were honored to receive the ‘Community Champion Award!’ Here are some pictures of the award: And some of our information, featured in the event’s pamphlet: When the goal for the day is getting enough food for the children in your...

New Details of our Ghana Trip

News of our work in Ghana is developing daily. So far, a team of four highly passionate people has been assembled from across the United States. These four people will travel to Ghana in early October to deliver 100 computers to aid our African partners. These people are: Dave Sevick – Pittsburgh Nancy Latimer...

The Street Academy in Accra, Ghana: Part 1

We recently had the privilege of helping an academy in Ghana get up-to-date with some new laptops. Here’s the story: Background The Street Academy (www.thestreetacademy.webs.com) received 5 Linux Edubuntu laptops from ComputeReach and its partners at the very end of March 2012. This was possible thanks to the generous donation of our laptop sponsor,...

ComputeReach in India

This is a picture of ComputeReach giving computers to our staff at an orphanage in Churachandpur, Manipur, India. It’s in the northeast corner of India, east of Bangladesh and just west of Myanmar. From left to right is Don Vice from Lafayette, IN; Leslie Swensen of Churchill, PA; R. Sang, from India; R. Ruata, the superintendent...