Many people have old, used or broken laptops or parts from them just laying around.

The Laptop Project refurbishes those machines for people who need but cannot afford computers.

We help put lives back together one part at a time.

Frequent Questions

Any laptop, laptop charger, tablet, all-in-one, or smartphone built in the year 2007 or after.

No. We strip broken machines for parts constantly.

The Laptop Project erases all information on donated machines. We also do data recovery for a small donation.

Yes. We are a registered 501(c)3. This was made possible by grant in memory of Sarala Ginzberg z’l. Please include your name, address, and email with your donation and you will be sent a PDF tax letter.

Yes we do. Please contact us to set up a cash, check, or PayPal donation.

No. The Laptop Project does not use pirated software, and will not accommodate requests for them. Machines with valid Windows 7, 8, 10, or macOS licenses are set up with those. Note that for security reasons, any machines running XP or Vista are turned into Chromebooks.

We have many drop-off locations. Please contact us to learn the best one for you.

Recent News

2016 So Far

So far this year we have… …given out 32 machines… …have 4 ready for pickup this weekend… …have 7 donated machines in transit to us… …have several other pledges I am waiting to hear from… …have 14 more individuals waiting for laptops… …have a request for 10 machines from an assisted living facility…. …and have

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An Update Regarding Tax Receipts

Over the past year many have asked us if The Laptop Project can give tax letters. While we are a registered New Jersey Non-Profit, we are not actually a 501(c)(3) with the IRS. However, that is changing. A cash donation has been made by Charles Leiner in memory of his niece, Sarala Ginzberg z’l. Ms.

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Happy New Year – Stats

In 2015, The Laptop Project gave out 128 devices. That’s laptops, tablets, and smart phones. This weekend, the first in 2016, we will already be giving out four machines (three laptops, one phone) and are getting new donated machines to tweak. Let’s try to help even more people this year.

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Blue Collar, Black Tie Features The Laptop Project

Got a dead laptop? We know what to do with it! My online buddy and fellow GeekDad, Mordechai Luchins, has a little charity endeavor called The Laptop Project that I want to tell you about. Mordechai, or Morts, as most people call him, likes to fix laptops; he finds it entertaining. Keeping track of countless

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A Different Kind of Matchmaker

The Jewish Link Bronx, Westchester & Connecticut Thursday, November 12, 2015 As the song goes, “Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match.” In “Fiddler on the Roof,” Tzeitel may have been singing about marriage, but today one could also be speaking about computers. Mordechai Luchins, a Teaneck resident, has made “matching” restored laptops and other machines

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6 Things I’ve Learned Recycling Laptops for Those in Need

GeekDad October 24, 2015 When not parenting, blogging, working, or watching way too much television, I also have this thing I work on called The Laptop Project. Essentially, I take broken laptops and fix them up (or part them out to fix other laptops) and give them to people in need. I’ve been doing this

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