Donate an old laptop,
Getting Oxfordshire Online is inviting donations of unwanted laptops, tablets and phones for refurbishment at our hubs in Oxford, Didcot and Bicester. The devices will be securely wiped to remove all data from them; they will then be reconfigured before being passed on to those who need them.
How can I help?
You can help by giving us the laptops you no longer need. Hubs at Aspire in Oxford, SOFEA in Didcot and Bicester Green in Bicester are now accepting donations of laptops from businesses and individuals.
Before donating, please take a look at our spec list on what kind of laptops we can accept.
The benefits of donating devices
It helps people in need
It is estimated that there are up to 40,000 people in Oxfordshire who are not online. While digital exclusion has been highlighted by COVID-19, it is a long-term existing issue that needs a sustainable solution.
It’s good for the environment
A study on ICT re-use at the University of Edinburgh estimated that by extending the lifetime of a single computer from four years to six years, approximately 190 kgCO2e of carbon emissions are avoided.
It helps you clear space
A study has estimated that as many as 40 million unused gadgets are gathering dust in UK homes. Recycling and reusing this technology for the good of others can be a satisfying way to clear space in your home.
Your questions answered…
What about my data?
Devices are securely ‘triple wiped’ to high security standards to remove all data from them. They are then reconfigured before being passed on to those who need them.
What if you can’t use my device?
If for any reason we are unable to use a laptop after you have donated it, it will be recycled. Some devices may be sold to partially fund the refurbishment work.
Who will get my device?
Our hubs have contacts with local schools and community organisations through which devices are passed on to people of all ages who need them.