Let me guess, you haven’t made your plans for how you are celebrating NYE?
“It’s October!” you say, “Give me a break! I don’t even plan for events two weeks in advance, let alone 2 months.” It’s OK, I do become OCD on things like this, especially big holidays or events that I know the choices will become endless, but I usually have an idea of what I want to do, and then I narrow things down by cost and prior commitments.
So, even if you are not a big planner and you fly by the seat of your pants through life, letting life just happen to you, there’s room for both with this short BLOG.
Whether you plan for it or not, we here at New Life Technology Group will take your electronic donations. For the planners, we know you are already considering year end donations, and office reconfigure plans for the new work environment. Certainly, with the pandemic, it’s caused you to plan differently than ever before. For the non-planners, you’re the type that just use your electronics till they break or at least slow down and affect your user experience, then you decide you need something else and you look to discard it quickly. Relax, both scenarios work for New Life Technology Group.
You see, we collect electronics of all kinds: used, broken, working, or not. We take them in and turn them into something that others can use, especially laptops. Did you know that 100% of all donations we receive are recycled or repurposed? Even better, when it comes to laptops, a portion of what we take in that are salvageable, go right to our Computers For Kids Program. This program is unique and one of a kind. We deliver refurbished laptops to students in the Atlanta metro area who may not otherwise be able to afford it. Some families have more than one student underfoot, yet only have one household computer to get work done. We want to change that dynamic and put laptops into more hands so students can continue to learn and excel. As long as remote learning is in demand our need will be great.
This is where you come in whether you’re a planner or procrastinator. We need your electronics, especially laptops, to keep up with the demand. As a non-profit organization, we rely on the generous donations from the community. Whether your company is downsizing and needs to be relieved of excess electronic equipment, or you are an individual not knowing how to properly dispose of your unwanted electronics, we are here for you.
With your help, we can help students thrive, but you know what else happens? We prevent our landfills from taking on this unwanted waste. E-waste is a huge problem globally. There’s so many countries that do nothing to properly dispose of such items, and we do not want to join those ranks. As mentioned, we properly recycle 100% of what we take in. We have resources and vendors that help us break down every type of electronic material, from the wires and software side of things to all the hardwire and metals. It’s truly an undertaking that needs more awareness these days. We are happy to be an organization that knows our place and where we fit in this cycle. So what we need most is the connection from you. That connection that comes from you understanding how important it is to recycle, but then goes the extra mile to actually do something about it. We appreciate it greatly when you choose New Life Technology Group as your partner in this endeavor.
Should you have something now or in the future, please keep us at the top of your list and your mind. We can’t do this without you! If you came across us intentionally via our marketing efforts on Google and/or social media or you searched organically and we came up, it takes a lot to keep non-profit organizations like ours afloat. Should you not have any electronics to donate, but would like to support our cause with a monetary donation of any amount, we’d appreciate it and be happy to accommodate you there as well. Your donations are tax deductible and will go a long way to securing our mission of helping students succeed across metro ATL and keep electronics out of our landfills.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to make a donation, whether that’s in person or online. Our Alpharetta office is open Monday through Friday from 8am – 4pm, or for your convenience you can donate online here.
We look forward to partnering with you!
- $150 Supplies one student with a laptop
- $300 Supplies a pair of siblings each with a laptop
- $750 Supplies a group of 5 students with their own laptop
- $3,000 Supplies an entire classroom with laptops
The other way to see your donation go the extra mile is with our Amazon Smile program. Simply sign up HERE and follow the prompts to fill out the info for your favorite charitable group and then use the smiles link everytime you shop on Amazon. By doing so, Amazon donates a portion of your everyday purchases and sends it directly to organizations like ours to benefit from the proceeds.
3) The other way to donate is by organizing an E-Waste Drive or Electronic Recycling Event in your neighborhood. Contact us and give us some dates that work for you, and we’ll match with a date on our calendar, and do the rest. Typically these events are 2-3 hours on a weekend and are open to the public. This allows us to get the most response from the event with our local marketing efforts. Should your subdivision not allow a public event, we can do them exclusively for you, but we would then ask for a $50/hr deposit donation. This simply covers the production costs of the event. Should we determine that there was enough electronic waste to cover our production expenses, we would then issue you a refund.
For businesses that would rather have us drop donation boxes off at their location for a continual donation process, rather than a one time pick up, we can arrange that as well. We would just need to make sure that the gaylord boxes we drop off are in a secure location so that employees can not only see them, but are comfortable enough to drop off their items and their personal info will not be compromised. For a list of items we accept for donation and recycling, please see our FAQs online.
If you have any questions that we can help you with, please do not hesitate to contact us either online at www.newlifetechgroup.com or at the office at 404.313.8215
For more info on our Computer For Kids Program and on remote learning check these links out:
It’s been quite a year for most of us, and this year may or may not have fully turned the page quite yet, just because the calendar said to do so. As we all have our own issues and challenges we are dealing with to survive each month, or even each day, consider if you will, what our kids have been through.
Not only have they lost many social connections from school mates, and the one on one attention they could get from their teachers in classroom settings, but they are also losing time. Time? you say, aren’t we all losing time? Sure, but think about the learning time that kids have for educational development. Equate it to, for lack of a better example, a dog’s life. One year of our time equals seven years in a dog’s development and growth. Similarly, the longer it takes kids to keep on pace with learning, the longer it will take them to get to their next level and could eventually even prolong graduation. We can’t let this happen! Our education model is already behind many other countries, and for a simple solution of providing computers to kids, we’re convinced we can meet this need, even in troubling times.
Despite the uncertainty and unrest, there is something you can do to help kids progress and in turn, advance them and reverse the trend. Computers For Kids is a program that New Life Technology Group is hard at work making it happen for our students. Each time you donate your old, unwanted laptop to NLTG, we refurbish that computer and turn it into a tool that our kids can use to stay up to date with their remote learning schedules. Since launching this program NLTG has donated over 900 laptops to kids, and the demand continues to increase. We need your help to make this a reality. Whether you choose to donate your electronics or take the time to donate to us monetarily online, every amount helps to reach the kids with the technology they need to succeed.
Regardless of your position today, consider yourself blessed to have had the chance to be educated and participate in our venture and choose to bless others less fortunate. This Computers For Kids program really does represent the idea of paying it forward.
Remember that “Changing Our World Starts With Changing Theirs!”