Washington Apple Pi is a non-profit organization dating back to 1978. Our main source of income is from membership fees, but like any organization, we have projects and plans that can benefit from monetary donations and certain types of equipment and software. Note: donations to the Pi are not tax deductible.
Monetary donations can be made online, at our meetings, or by mailing donations to:
Washington Apple Pi, Ltd.
P.O. Bo 6800
Silver Spring, MD 20916-6800
The Reclamation Project of Washington Apple Pi began in 1993, returning unused Apple and Macintosh computer assets to the metro-Washington community. Donated computers refurbished by a group of member volunteers were placed in schools, daycare centers, group homes and with families who could not otherwise afford a computer.
Space considerations required Washington Apple Pi to discontinue this program, but we have partnered with The MacRecycleClinic (MRC) to continue this effort.
Examples of equipment that is accepted into the program:
For more information on Mac Recycle Clinic, see their Web site.
If you have equipment that does not qualify, and live in Montgomery County, Maryland, please consider the Montgomery County Computer Recycling project. Howard County has an eCycle program. Fairfax County has an eCycle program. Check with the solid waste disposal agency in your jurisdiction for information on their disposal program.
If you are disposing of a PC computer that runs on the Windows operating system, Capitol PC User Group, one of the nation's leading "Wintel" groups, operates the recycling program for you. It is called Project Reboot, obviously for Windows/MS-DOS/Intel machines.
If you prefer to donate your equipment to a national organization, Apple has a free recycling program for U.S. customers.