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 100 computers to local K-12 students who otherwise do not have access to a computer.

K-12 Students in Santa Cruz County who demonstrate evidence of need (see sign up form for documents we need for qualification), are eligible to receive a computer (either a Mac OS 10.11+, or a PC with Windows 10). Computers will support Zoom video conferencing and the ability for students to get online.

In order to make this program possible, we are asking the community for both donations of either money or old laptops (2008 and above). For every $200, we will donate 1 fully upgraded computer, complete with a new ssd hard drive, maxed out on ram, a new battery, and a new OS install. Donations from the community will defray the total cost of parts and labor 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, please follow the link below to our GoFundMe. If you have a student you would like to register for this program, please click on the register link below and fill out the form.  

Please note, this is not currently a tax deductible donation since we are a business. We are simply hoping to help kids in our community.

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. Students successfully signed up for this program are eligible to receive a refurbished computer as they become available. 


Donate money

Using the GoFundMe platform, for every $200 raised, we will donate 1 computer to a family successfully signed up to receive a computer. Monetary donations will be used to refurbish donated computers or to purchase lots of recycled computers that we can refurbish. 


Donate Equipment

We accept donations of Mac and PC laptop computers from 2008 and above. Equipment will be repaired, upgraded, and refurbished as monetary donations become available. 

Arrange a donation