Free Geek's purpose is to include everyone in our digital future.
in America is through e-waste.
require either high/medium-level digital skills.
do not own a computer.
Without access to technology, our community is incapable of succeeding as a whole. 75,000 students in Oregon are currently in need a device to receive education through online schooling. Telehealth services for those incapable of going on-site are out of reach and therefore nonexistent. 60-70% of jobs aren't seen in online postings. Graduated students can't apply to the 700 colleges only using the CommonApp. These are only a few of the issues biting the tongue of digital access, and with the introduction of a pandemic, the world is rapidly in need of change. How does Free Geek work to solve this growing issue?
We collect over 1 million pounds of e-waste per year from both individuals and businesses, which is recycled or refurbished and redistributed to our community for free or at low cost.
Through our Community Technology Education program, we help individuals reach their own goals with technology with a diverse menu of offerings anyone can learn. Currently our classes are in the works to be moved online.
Create your own tech drive in your community to collect used tech for proper e-waste refurbishing and recycling.
The Bridge members are monthly donors committed to making an impact and bridging the digital divide.