Give your unwanted tech new life!

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

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Tech Drive for Education Partners

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Tech Drive for Education

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

Minnesota Tech for Success has a specific need for laptop computers that are 5 years old or newer. However, we welcome most of your unwanted computer equipment. If it cannot be repurposed, it can be recycled to reduce e-waste in our landfills. Please review our complete list of accepted tech equipment below.

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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:

Saturday

May 7

9 A.M. – 2 P.M.

Minneapolis – University
2520 University Avenue SE

Tuesday

May 10

12 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.

Rochester
3482 55th Street NW

Saturday

May 14

9 A.M. – 2 P.M.

Lakeville
17555 Kenwood Trail West

Roseville
2750 Snelling Avenue North

Tuesday

May 17

12 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.

Grand Rapids
2120 SE 2nd Avenue

Saturday

May 21

9 A.M. – 2 P.M.

Bemidji
2800 Hannah Avenue NW

St. Paul – Lafayette
175 W. Lafayette Frontage Road

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

Connecting Students with Their Potential

Today, having a computer is essential for students to excel with their academics. Minnesota Tech for Success’ 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 students! 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 for Education 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 for Education 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 for Education event.

Preparing for the Tech Drive for Education event

  • Refer to the Tech Drive for Education 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 for Education”

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. All financial contributions will be matched up to a grand total of $25,000!

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 Tech for Success are accepted through their website.

Equipment Donation Drive FAQs

Together we can do more

Our partnership with Minnesota Tech for Success gives us the opportunity to have an even greater impact than we would on our own. Learn more about Minnesota Tech for Success.

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