PSA: Get a low-cost, refurbished computer through this Audubon nonprofit - Generocity Philly


May 24, 2018 12:03 pm

PSA: Get a low-cost, refurbished computer through this Audubon nonprofit

TeamChildren has distributed over 16,000 desktops and laptops in the past two decades.

A new laptop recipient.

(Courtesy photo)

Know a kid who needs a laptop? Delaware Valley nonprofit TeamChildren wants to help them out.

Founder Robert Toporek said the organization has distributed over 16,000 refurbished computers, including desktops and laptops, in its more than 20 years of work in the Philadelphia area.

The year-round project mainly distributes to families, seniors, schools and other nonprofits in the city for a low cost per computer; expect to pay between $65 and $225, depending on the model. Computers also come loaded with Windows 10 and $500-worth of learning programs.

Those interested in receiving a computer can apply by mailing TeamChildren a letter about how owning one would make a difference in their lives as well as a check for the cost of whichever model they choose. Recipients are also asked to volunteer with the org for one hour.

The catch for Philly-based applicants: You’ll also need to pick up your new hardware at TeamChildren’s HQ in Audubon.

Apply for a computer

Computers are donated by local companies such as SEI, Lockheed Martin and Wawa as well as individuals — and the org is always seeking more donations, Toporek said.


From our Partners

Peep Hopeworks ‘N Camden youth’s heat maps of the country’s biggest donors

MilkCrate is now building apps for nonprofits

Why it matters that the Commerce Department’s new website is easier to read


Generocity Philly

Nonprofits and startups can win up to $360K at the WeWork Creator Awards

1315 Walnut Street, Suite 1300, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Bread & Roses Community Fund

Project Manager

Apply Now
415 E. Athens Ave., Ardmore, PA

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Ardmore, PA

Part-Time Controller

Apply Now

Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia

Manager, Membership Growth and Stewardship

Apply Now

Investors must move beyond innovation to achieve impact

You can’t support every nonprofit, but you can support the nonprofit sector as a whole

Compass is connecting these 14 Philly nonprofits with pro bono consulting help


Generocity Philly

12 Philly immigrants who are ready to mobilize

Bryn Mawr

ElderNet of Lower Merion and Narberth

Executive Director

Apply Now
Radnor, PA (Philadelphia suburbs)

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

Development Manager

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

Episcopal Community Services of the Diocese of PA

Financial Specialist

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Generocity