Working together to close the Digital Divide in Chicagoland
AITP Chicago, TechNexus, the Illinois Technology Foundation and several other partners are proud to announce the 2016 Chicagoland One For All campaign: a business and charitable effort to place laptops in the estimated 18+ million homes in the US that do not have access to a computer.
In the Chicagoland area alone, there are nearly 200,000 homes that lack a computer. These homes represent the “Digital Divide” in our city: the gap between those who have easy, regular access to information technology, and those who don’t. The Digital Divide is about more than just computers; it is a barrier to education, employment, health information, social engagement and more.
The partner organizations are teaming up to coordinate an effort to eliminate the Digital Divide over the next 4 years and provide a laptop computer to every family in the ChicagoLand area.
One For All is administered by Sage Sustainable Electronics, a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher. Sage will work with companies willing to donate a minimum of 10 laptops to recover the devices, provide certified data erasure and refurbishing, and to furnish documentation of the entire transaction. We will use our network of not-for-profit organizations to qualify and distribute to people in need. Please follow this link to find out more about the One For All 2016 Chicago Campaign. If your business can help with hardware donations, or if you have any questions, please contact Bill Waas at email@example.com.