If you are working for or know of a business that is about to upgrade
their computer systems, we are only too happy to accept superseded
equipment, providing it meets our minimum specification (Pentium
4 or better). If in doubt please call Chris or Simon on 07 3165
The basic Specification for donations these days is for PC's capable
of running Windows XP or better, with flat screen monitors. If possible
they should be complete with mouse and keyboard, but other periferals
are not desirable. Older style CRT (cathode ray tube monitors) under
15 inches are useful. Large format CRT monitors cause OH&S problems
in the workshop and in distribution and cannot be accepted. Printers
and scanners never seem to come back to life in the workshop, and
also cannot be accepted.
If you have a personal computer (Pentium 4 or better), IN GOOD
WORKING ORDER AND YOU HAVE THE ORIGINAL DRIVER DISK(S) we can accept
it for refurbishment. We are unable to accept Pentium 1, 2 and 3computers
unless they are part of a shipment of Pentium 4 or better. This
is due to a lack of orders from the Third World for the lower specification
machines. It is a sad fact of life that older equipment often cannot
be refurbished to meet our quality control standards so would be
better off with a recycler. As we incur recycling charges for equipment
which can't be turned into a reliable homework computer system,
C4K reserves the right to decline acceptance of equipment unsuitable
for refurbishment. We also do not refurbish Apple Macs or dot matrix
If in doubt please call Chris or Simon on 07 3165 4600 or email
For directions on getting to Computers 4 Kids please see the
map. For a comprehensive location map of
where we are within the college, please view the layout of Aviation College (formerly,
the Hendra Secondary College).
Donations can be delivered between the hours of 10am and
noon on Thursdays and Saturdays. Please advise Chris or Simon
via email or phone 07 3165 4600 to
arrange a drop off. Please note that as our workers are
volunteers it may take a day or two to reply to your phone
calls or emails.
All donated hard drives are overwritten to preclude the
recovery of Donor information. A written receipt will be
provided on request.
If your computer equipment is unsuitable for refurbishment
Dell Computer Recycling. Charges may apply.
Thank You !
We would like to thank those people involved in the donation
process. We appreciate their time and effort, as it can
certainly take some organising to shift large donations.
Donations have come from companies like: DHL, Redcliffe
Hospital, Tarong Energy, Aviation College (formerly, the Hendra
Secondary College), Main Roads Department, Grafton Base
Hospital, Queensland Conservation Council, Smorgon Steel,
Provet, Mitchells Quality Foods, Boral Plasterboard, Lion
Nathan Brewing, Emergency Services Australia, Telstra
Enterprise Services to name just a few. Many thanks to Rotary
Clubs across Queensland and Northern NSW for their assistance
with pickup and delivery of large corporate donations.