To support students who must now shelter at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we at the Santa Cruz Tech Exchange invite you to join us as we seek to donate to families who otherwise do not have access to a computer.

Families with K-12 Students in Santa Cruz County who demonstrate evidence of need, will be provided a refurbished desktop computer running either Windows 10 or ChromeOS (via Cloudready) with monitor & mouse which can support Zoom conferencing and their schoolwork. 

In order to make this program possible, we are asking the community for donations of older computer equipment or money through our Go Fund Me. Donations from the community will defray the total cost of parts (new SSDs, ram, batteries, webcams, speakers, accessories) and labor (to repair and refurbish) and allow this program to succeed! 

For equipment drop-offs, you can make an appointment by calling us at the Santa Cruz Tech Exchange, 831-600-8915, and schedule a curbside drop-off or pickup. For monetary donations, you can use this Go fund me to contribute. 

If you know someone who you would like to sign up for this program, please visit our website at www.santacruztechexchange.com and follow the links to Distance Learning. 

Please note, only large donations of $5000 or greater can be made tax deductible through the Santa Cruz Community Foundation. Small cash donations and equipment donations are not currently tax deductible.

Take Action

K-12 Tech-Kids Signup

Submit an application and supporting documents. We are currently only accepting families with a child in a local Santa Cruz county school. Once eligibility is verified, we will contact you as equipment becomes available. Please do not contact our store to inquire about your application.


Donate money

Using the GoFundMe platform to help support this program. Monetary donations will be used to refurbish donated computers or to purchase lots of recycled computers that we can refurbish. Please not this is not a tax deductible donation. 


Donate Equipment

We accept donations of Mac and PC laptop computers from 2008 and above. Equipment will be repaired, upgraded, and refurbished and either used to fund the program or donated to a child in need. 

Arrange a donation