Donating in Sheffield

Laptops for Kids is a charitable organisation that facilitates the donation, secure erasure and distribution of used digital devices, enabling children from disadvantaged backgrounds to have access to the technology they need to participate in remote learning.

Sheffield

How it works:

To make a donation, business, organisations and individuals should contact laptopsforkids@wandisco.com and arrange collection.

We will accept laptops, tablets, desktops and chargers which meet the minimum specifications for use in schools.

Laptops for Kids will run certified secure erasure on all donated devices using licences and certification donated by data security expert Blancco in support of our campaign.

After making contact via email, donors can take devices to locations in central Sheffield including the Cutlers’ Hall, Twinkl and Learn Sheffield.

Learn Sheffield, a not-for-profit organisation owned by the schools, colleges and Sheffield City Council, is distributing certified erased devices to schools, according to need.

Natterhub is providing access to digital literacy and safety content.

Minimum Specs

Device Required Preferred
Laptops
  • At least Intel i3 Processor or AMD equivalent
  • At least 4GB RAM
  • At least 128GB disk
  • Good cosmetic condition, with no damage to ports, screen, case
  • At least 1 hour usable battery life
  • Original, working charger
Tablets
  • Capable of running android 8 at a minimum
  • Good cosmetic condition, with no damage to ports, screen, case
  • At least 1 hour usable battery life
  • Original, working charger
Apple
  • iOS 13 at a minimum
  • Good cosmetic condition, with no damage to ports, screen, case
  • At least 1 hour usable battery life
  • Original, working charger
Desktop PCS
  • At least Intel i3 Processor or AMD equivalent
  • At least 4GB RAM
  • At least 128GB disk
  • Peripherals (monitor, keyboard, mouse, wires)
 
Spare laptop chargers n/a n/a

Allocation of donated devices


Schools in Sheffield


Please contact LearnSheffield who will be happy to discuss your laptop requirements.

Parents or Guardians in Sheffield


Please share details of the Laptops for Kids campaign with your child’s school and ask them to contact LearnSheffield for further details.


Our taskforce:

  • David Angrave, Chief Operating Officer of online educational publisher Twinkl
  • Stephen Betts, CEO of Learn Sheffield
  • Andrew Coombe, Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire
  • Nancy Fielder, Editor of The Star (co-chair)
  • Angela Foulkes, Chief Executive & Principal of The Sheffield College
  • Bernard Ginns, Director of communications specialist Branksome Partners
  • Michael Hayman, Co-founder of Campaigns firm Seven Hills
  • Cllr Abtisam Mohamed, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills at Sheffield City Council
  • Henri Murison, Director of the non-political Northern Powerhouse Partnership
  • David Richards, Founder and CEO of data software company WANdisco plc (co-chair)
  • Manjit Sareen, CEO and Co-founder of educational social media platform Natterhub

To make a donation, business, organisations and individuals should contact laptopsforkids@wandisco.com


We want to make people feel...

Donating Businesses

  • Warmhearted
  • Connected
  • Altruistic

Family Units

  • Equal
  • Supported
  • Valued

Contact us

Our drop-off points for your devices are located in:

Can your business or organisation help by providing a drop-off point for laptop donations in South Yorkshire or further afield? Please if so and we can provide further details.

Please do not hesitate to contact us directly at laptopsforkids@wandisco.com or visit our GoFundMe

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Join our cause:

We are talking to major employers, laptop manufacturers and mobile network operators in our campaign to close the digital divide in Doncaster.

Donors include DLA Piper, the UK's largest law firm, Benchmark Consult, a leading tech recruiter, and local charities.

Please do join us and help in any way you can. To pledge your support, please email laptopsforkids@wandisco.com

Follow the campaign online at #LaptopsForKid

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