Tech Drive Tuesdays Help Local Kids Learn & Stay Connected.

Kids deserve the best chance we can give them, and these days that usually requires having access to computers. We want to ensure kids have this access – especially for education – and you can help.

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Tech Drive Tuesdays with Kare 11

Tech Drive Tuesday Partners

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Tech Drive Tuesdays

We’ve partnered with KARE 11 and Minnesota Computers for Schools to help build more digital equity across the state by providing students in need with reliable computers required for their education and development.

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 (Max. $25,000 donation). Every Tuesday and during a special Saturday event on Aug. 14, we’ll accept equipment donations at our specified branches on designated event dates.

*Minnesota for Schools will provide evaluation of donated equipment.

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Dropoff Event Locations

Computer equipment can be dropped off* on the following dates in the parking lots at these participating Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union branches:

Tuesday

July 13

11 A.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

11 A.M. – 4 P.M.

Duluth
1820 Maple Grove Rd

Eagan
1642 Diffley Road

Grand Rapids
2120 SE 2nd Avenue

Tuesday

July 27

11 A.M. – 4 P.M.

Rochester
3482 55th Street NW

Roseville
2750 Snelling Avenue North

Winona
120 East 2nd St.

Kare 11 – Golden Valley
8811 Olson Memorial Hwy

Tuesday

August 3

11 A.M. – 4 P.M.

Mankato
1600 Madison Avenue, Suite 101A

St. Cloud
2835 W St Germain, Suite #100

St. Paul – Lafayette
175 W. Lafayette Frontage Road

Tuesday

August 10

11 A.M. – 4 P.M.

Bemidji
2800 Hannah Avenue NW

Brainerd Lakes
15524 Edgewood Drive

Lakeville
17555 Kenwood Trail West

Saturday

August 14

9 A.M. – 2 P.M.

Minneapolis – University
2520 University Avenue SE

* Computer donations will NOT be accepted outside the designated tech drive dates/times
† Event dates and times are subject to change

Connecting Kids with Their Potential

Today, having a computer is essential for students to excel with their academics. Minnesota Computers For Schools’ remarkable program aims to put a computer in the hands of every student who needs one, changing lives in the process.

Technology to help students learn

Equipment Donations

Donated items can be repurposed and re-housed to become learning machines for kids! But we can’t accept any piece of tech – here’s what we can take.

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Cell Phones and Tablets

Reset phone and tablets prior to donating

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Laptops

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LCD Monitors

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Mice and Keyboards

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Networking equipment

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Servers, Computer Towers and Desktop Computers

Items We Can’t Take

The following will not be accepted at the tech drives:

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Copiers, scanners and fax machines

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CRT Monitors

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DVD or VCR Players

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Household Appliances

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Printers

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Stereos

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Telephones or Telephone Switching Machines

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Televisions

Contactless Dropoff

All Tech Drive Tuesday events will occur in the parking lots of our participating branches—just look for our big purple tent!

If you plan to visit a Tech Drive Tuesday event, we’re doing our best to ensure your safety and ours. Please follow these instructions prior to and when you arrive to the Tech Drive Tuesday event.

Preparing for the Tech Drive Tuesday event

  • Refer to the Tech Drive Tuesday calendar to ensure the date and time of your branch’s event
  • Place donations into your trunk and label all items you wish to donate “Tech Drive Tuesday”

When you arrive at the branch parking lot

  • Look for the purple Affinity Plus tent along with volunteers
  • Volunteers will direct you to the parking spot designated for making your donation
  • Once parked, pop your trunk so that the volunteers can take the donations out of your car
  • Tell the volunteers if you’d like a receipt or additional information
  • Leave the parking lot through the prescribed exit

Donate Money

Donate equipment, money, or even MyPlus Rewards™ points!

MyPlus Rewards™ points

Donate points to Minnesota Computers for Schools via Online Banking or the Mobile app

Cash

Contact our digital banking team or member advisors via phone or chat

Credit Card

Credit card donations to Minnesota Computers for Schools are accepted through KARE 11’s Give 11 site

Equipment Donation Drive FAQs

Learn More About Our Partners

Our partnerships with other organizations give us the opportunity to have an even greater impact than we would on our own. Learn more about KARE 11 Give 11 and Minnesota Computers for Schools.

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