Washington Apple Pi

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Washington Apple Pi Computer Reclamation Project

The Reclamation Project of Washington Apple Pi has worked since 1993 to place Apple and Macintosh computers into the hands of children who would not otherwise have access to computers. Computers are donated to the organization and a group of member volunteers then refurbishes the computers. These refurbished computers are then places in schools, daycare centers, group homes and with families that could not otherwise afford a computer.

The Reclamation Project of Washington Apple Pi, Ltd. is above all else a strictly volunteer program. Volunteers run the program, refurbish and set up the final delivery of the machines. While Washington Apple Pi is a not for profit organization, it is not a charitable organization under the IRS. Therefore, donations made to the reclamation project are not tax deductible.

Donations may be made to:

Washington Apple Pi
12022 Parklawn Drive
Rockville, MD 20852

The office is open to accept donations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am till 1 p.m.

Due to volunteer time constraints, the reclamation project can only schedule to pick up computers from organizations that are donating multiple systems. You must contact the office will a list of the systems and a pick up will be scheduled. Pick ups may only be scheduled in the regional area. We will not pay shipping fees for donations that are shipped to the office.

Examples of equipment that is accepted into the program. Note that equipment should be in working order:

  • Power Macintosh and above
  • All Apple Color Monitors
  • All brands MultiScan/MultiSync Monitors
  • Macintosh keyboards and mice
  • All kinds of cables and cords
  • 4 megabyte and above SIMMs and DIMMs
  • 80 megabyte and above hard drives
  • ImageWriter I and II printers
  • Hewlett-Packard Ink Jet Printers
  • PostScript laser printers
  • 28.8K and above modems
  • Both internal and external CD-ROM drives

If you have equipment that does not qualify, and live in Montgomery County, Maryland, you might wish to consider the Montgomery County Computer Recycling project. For more info, see:


Other communities may have similar programs. Please consult your local authorities.