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Q: What is the minimum system requirements needed for a donation?


Computer Minimum Comment
Microprocessor Pentium 3  
Memory 128Meg 256M Desirable
Disk Drive 10 Gigabyte Inoperative Drive is OK
CD Any CD or DVD Inoperative is OK
Modem 56K FAX not needed
More information can be found here.

Q: What should I do if I have an older computer that does not meet the minimum requirements?

A: Take them to an EPA certified de-manufacturer.
In New Jersey - check the list of New Jersey Computer Recycling Companies provided by the New Jersey Solid Waste Policy Group at Rutgers University, this list includes scrap dealers in NJ for environmentally sound disposal of obsolete equipment.

To learn more about the New Jersey Solid Waste Policy Group, please visit their website at http://aesop.rutgers.edu/~wastemgmt/.

Q: Does Computer Outreach provide receipts for tax purposes?

A: Yes, Computer Outreach Inc is an IRS 501(c)3 organization so we can provide tax receipts when a donation is made.

Q: Who establishes the value of the donation?

A: According to IRS regulations, the donor estimates the value. To help determine the value of your donation, you should:

  • Check computer newspapers or magazines to see if they publish a listing of current 'street prices' for older machines. If you find a similar machine listed, save the publication support your estimated value.
  • Check newsgroups online for prices others are asking when selling similar computers.
  • If your donation consists of a large number of machines, you may need to hire a professional to give you an estimate.