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Help close the gap in digital equity by participating in Tech Drive Tuesday

Donate your unused computer equipment every Tuesday from July 13 – August 10, plus one bonus day Saturday, August 14!

MINNESOTA, USA — For five Tuesdays and one Saturday this summer, different Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union branches across the state will be hosting a drive in their parking lots to support Minnesota Computers for Schools

One drive will even be at KARE 11! 

Unused or unwanted equipment can be dropped off at the locations below. Data will be removed, and the devices will be repaired and refurbished for local students in need.  

Minnesota Computers for Schools provides technology to students by giving them the equipment they need to succeed in school.  

Financial Donations onsite will be accepted as well as the following: servers, computer towers, desktops, laptops, tablets, LCD monitors (no CRTs), networking equipment, mice, keyboards, and cell phones. At this time we are not accepting printers, scanners, TVs, and CRT monitors. For additional information, visit Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union's Tech Drive Tuesday page.

For each usable laptop donated that is 5 years old or newer, the Affinity Plus Foundation will donate $150 to Minnesota Computers for Schools to provide a computer to a school or student in your community.

Computer equipment can be dropped off on the following dates in the parking lots of these participating locations:

  • Tuesday, July 13 from 11a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Cambridge (1990 2nd Avenue SE)
    • Coon Rapids(13025 Riverdale Drive NW, #100)
    • Faribault (900 4th Street NW, Suite 102)
  • Tuesday, July 20 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Eagan (1642 Diffley Road)
    • Duluth (1820 Maple Grove Rd)
    • Grand Rapids (2120 SE 2nd Avenue)
  • Tuesday, July 27 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • KARE 11 N Parking Lot (8811 Olson Memorial Hwy)
    • Rochester (3482 55th Street NW)
    • Roseville (2750 Snelling Avenue North)
    • Winona (120 East 2nd St.)
  • Tuesday, August 3 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • St. Paul – Lafayette (175 W. Lafayette Frontage Road)
    • St. Cloud (2835 W St Germain, Suite #100)
    • Mankato (1600 Madison Avenue, Suite 101A)
  • Tuesday, August 10 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Lakeville (17555 Kenwood Trail West)
    • Bemidji (2800 Hannah Avenue NW)
    • Brainerd Lakes (15524 Edgewood Drive)
  • Saturday, August 14 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Minneapolis – University (2520 University Avenue SE)

If you can't make the event but would like to donate, visit our Tech Drive Tuesday Give 11 page here

Tech Drive Tuesday is sponsored by Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union.

If you have questions, contact KARE 11 at community@kare11.com.

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