dreamdrops childrens charity

idash have teamed up with dreamdrops children’s charity with their appeal for laptops and devices to help pupils and schools affected by Covid-19

appealing to residents and local companies for donations of used laptops and tablet devices (such as iPads) which could be refurbished and donated to schools, to help pupils continue their studies away from the classroom.. i-dash are going to wipe, refurbish and prepare the machines ready for reuse. The devices will then be PAT tested , before being handed over to local schools across the
county, so they can be distributed to pupils who need them.

The aim is to collect at least 250 redundant laptops and tablets. Such an ambitious project across a large area cannot be achieved without additional help and local public support. The partners are delighted to also be working with the Riverport Women’s Institute, based in St Ives and local Community Support Groups which were set up at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic to help people living in their local areas.

Anyone willing to donate a laptop or tablet is kindly requested to carry out the following beforehand:

1. Back up your data and reset the device to “factory settings”. If you donate a device that has not
been reset (particularly a tablet), we will not be able to use it. You will not be able to retrieve your
data once the machine has been handed over. All information will be wiped clean in a secure and
safe manner.

2. Wipe the device over with a cold damp cloth that has antibacterial spray on it

3. Ensure any appropriate cables and leads are also donated

4. Place the device/s in a plastic bag for either collection or delivery

Please note instructions for resetting your device to factory settings can be found on Dreamdrops’ website

If you would like to support this initiative, please contact one of our Associate Partners in your local area:
Huntingdon: Huntingdonshire Community Group. Email: [email protected]
Ramsey: Ramsey Neighbourhoods Trust. Email: [email protected]
St Ives: Riverport W.I. Email: [email protected]
St Neots: St. Neots Community Support. Email: Tel: 0333 3355 344

laptops for schools - dreamdrops