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Wildlife Conservationist Braided River Awarded InterConnection Laptop via TechSoup

May 20, 2015 - InterConnection is pleased to announce that Braided River, a wildlife conservation organization, was chosen by TechSoup as one of the winners. Braided River was awarded a Dell Latitude E6410 Core i5 Laptop with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office from InterCo... More »

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Shop Amazon Smile and Change lives!

May 7, 2015 - Do you shop on Amazon all the time? Well now you can support InterConnection and our mission every time you shop at no cost to you! AmazonSmile is an easy, automatic way for you to help InterConnection when you shop on Amazon, by simply shopping at smile.... More »

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InterConnection Awards Computer Grant to NewLife Homes Inc

May 4, 2015 - NewLife Homes Inc was awarded a Nonprofit Computer Grant from InterConnection providing 10 desktop computers and 10 monitors, creating a computer lab that serves over 100 residents as well as community members. The computers are used as a tool of empowerm... More »

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GiveBIG on May 5th, Get Your Dollar Stretched and Donate to InterConnection

May 1, 2015 - The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG is a one-day only, online charitable giving event designed to inspire people to give generously to nonprofits like InterConnection, who make our region stronger and more vibrant, helping to create a thriving community for ... More »

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The 2015 eCycle Event Saves Over 25,000 Pounds of Electronics from the Landfill

April 24, 2015 - The 2015 eCycle Event embodied what it means to live in one of the greenest cities in the country. Proclaimed as Seattle Electronics Reuse Day by Mayor Ed Murray, the 2015 eCycle Event at CenturyLink Field North Parking Lot had cars lining up as early as ... More »

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Computer Reuse Creates 296 Jobs for Every 10,000 Tons of Material Disposed

April 20, 2015 - When you recycle your computer, you are not only helping the environment, but you are helping to create jobs. The Institute for Local Self-Reliance has found that Computer Reuse alone creates 296 jobs for every 10,000 tons of material that is disposed, co... More »

Bridging the Digital Divide Through Electronics Recycling

April 17, 2015 - Imagine not having access to computers or the Internet. Given our geographic location in tech-filled Seattle and the increasing commonality of the smart phone, many of us have taken technology for granted. The digital divide, however, still looms large wi... More »

How Local Seattle Nonprofit InterConnection Helps Businesses Save the Planet through Computer Donations

April 17, 2015 - 81% of a computers energy use is in MAKING it, not using it. Learn how a Seattle nonprofit InterConnection turns old computers into new opportunities while helping big business save the planet.... More »

Listen Sunday to InterConnection and EcoConsumer Tom Watson Talk Green for Earth Day

April 16, 2015 - Head of Marketing Rasmus Mortensen made his way to the i heart radio studio on Elliot Bay this week to record a radio show with KJR 95.7 Executive Producer Luciana Bosio, radio personality Pedro and Tom Watson the EcoConsumer. The half hour show focusing ... More »

Making a Difference in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

April 15, 2015 - Parul, Valcourt and Kayla, three students at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, are working to bring laptops from InterConnection down to Haiti to help Haitian teenagers learn valuable life skills. The students are holding a campus-wide eCycle collection ... More »

Innovation in Reuse

April 14, 2015 - When most people look at 5 broken down laptops, they see them as useless e-waste with no value. But that’s not true for the staff at InterConnection. We see them as valuable lifelines for people lacking technology. You see these laptops might be slow, ou... More »

Kids in Paraguay using their brand new computer lab donated by InterConnection

Mayor Edward B. Murray Proclaims April 11th as Seattle Electronics Reuse Day

April 11, 2015 - Seattle Mayor Edward B. Murray has proclaimed Saturday April 11th, 2015 to be Seattle Electronics Reuse Day. Seattle, a Climate Action Champion, is constantly developing innovative strategies to expand reuse and recycling programs to accommodate the grow... More »

Recycle “Anything with a plug” at InterConnection’s Free 2015 eCycle Event

March 30, 2015 - and CenturyLink are hosting a major, city-wide electronics recycling event at CenturyLink Field’s North Parking Lot on Saturday April 11th. InterConnection’s 2015 eCycle Event will give the community a chance to recycle any used electr... More »

Intern Yuki Leaves InterConnection to Conquer the World!

March 13, 2015 - Last week we bid farewell to our intern Yuki, who successfully completed his InterConnection marketing internship. Hailing from Sapporo, Japan, Yuki was enrolled in the International Business Professions program at Bellevue College. The International Busi... More »

InterConnection Donations Help Benefit Big-Brained Superheroes Club

March 11, 2015 - The Big Brained Superheroes learn about digital logic, computers and how to build electric circuits. Recently the BBSC were able to order some laptops from InterConnection thanks to our nonprofit discount. These laptops are allowing youth to work on homew... More »

International Women's Day: Women & Technology

March 4, 2015 - March 8th was International Women’s Day, the one day a year designated to celebrate the courage and determination of women around the world, while drawing attention to the inequalities women still face today. While both women and their countries have made... More »

How to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Your Smartphone

March 1, 2015 - Smartphones have a significant impact on the environment, but by refurbishing or recycling your old cell phones you can make a world of difference. Nearly all the materials used to produce a cell phone can be recovered to make new products.... More »

InterConnection Donates Much Needed Technology to AIDS Housing Association of Tacoma

February 19, 2015 - InterConnection recently donated 3 desktop computers and 2 laptops to the AIDS Housing Association of Tacoma. The computers will be distributed amongst their three houses for clients to use, while the laptops will be used as mobile workstations for staff.... More »

Why Your Company Needs to Enlist an IT Asset Disposition Service

February 17, 2015 - It is imperative that every corporation have an IT Asset Disposition plan in place. InterConnection provides corporations with an easy solution to their overwhelming inventory of IT assets no longer in use. Having an ITAD company in place saves time and u... More »

Nonprofit Spotlight: The Learning Institute of Texas

February 13, 2015 - The Learning Institute of Texas began as a New Life Community Center providing English, Spanish and Computer Classes. From there it became The Learning Institute of Texas with a mission to help international students improve their English fluency. The Lea... More »

America's Love Affair with the Cell Phone

February 13, 2015 - Happy St. Valentine’s Day to our one true love; the cell phone. A few of us heard about the “hand-held cell phone” in 1973, when the first cell phone call was made. Back then the mobile phone was like a mystical creature, that you weren’t sure really exis... More »

InterConnection’s Partnership with The Recology Store Expands to Burien

February 6, 2015 - The Recology Cleanscapes recently held a grand opening for the launch of their 2nd Recology Store, The Highline Recology Store located in Burien. InterConnection has partnered with The Recology Store in Burien to collect your old electronics for recycling... More »

Help Name our Phone Collection Program, Win an i5 Laptop!

February 5, 2015 - InterConnection is going mobile and we need a name that inspires people to donate their old cell phones and tablets. Over the next few months, we will start placing collection boxes at local businesses and schools which people can use to drop off their ph... More »

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Does Your Business Have an IT Asset Disposition Service for Corporate Mobile Devices?

February 3, 2015 - A recent survey shows that 65% of companies polled, offer mobile devices to employees for business use. In a world where everyone is connected, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week receiving a company phone or tablet for work is now common place. With the excess... More »

Today is International Mobile Phone Recycling Day

January 27, 2015 - Together we can help lessen the demand for these minerals that contribute to violent conflict and deforestation, by recycling the metals and minerals of our electronics. Don’t put it off any longer. Donating your used electronics is really easy. Simply fi... More »

Don’t Be Afraid to Donate Old Electronics, We Destroy Your Data For Free

January 26, 2015 - One thing I hear quite frequently is that people have old electronics they need to get rid of, but they hang onto them for one sole reason: security threats. People are scared to purge their house of old electronics because they don’t want their informati... More »

InterConnection Receives Surprise in the Mail

January 26, 2015 - Last week we received a wonderful surprise in the mail; an envelope. On the front of the envelope it reads: ... More »

AT&T Fined $52 Milllion for Illegally Dumping E-Waste

January 26, 2015 - Multinational telecommunications corporation AT&T has reached a $52 million settlement with the state of California for the illegal dumping of hazardous electronic waste. This is the first enforcement action in California history against a telecommunicati... More »

InterConnection Welcomes New Retail Store Manager

January 19, 2015 - InterConnection is pleased to announce the addition of our newest team member Damon Stamoolis. Damon is taking on the role of Retail Manager at the InterConnection Retail Store. Damon brings to the table over 20 years of retail experience. Hailing from ... More »

New York Governor Cuomo Announces $1 Billion Broadband Internet Expansion

January 19, 2015 - In November, New York City announced a plan to implement free, fast WiFi throughout the city. Now New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his state budget proposal will include a $1 billion broadband Internet program, providing high speed Internet access... More »

Schedule an E-Cycle Collection Event with InterConnection

January 12, 2015 - Your business, school, church or community can help give computers a second life by scheduling an E-Cycle Collection Event with InterConnection. E-cycling events give your employees, students or community a free and easy way to responsibly recycle their l... More »

40,000 Microsoft Employees will donate electronics to charity on Earth Day

Old Electronics are Threatening the Environment – But You Can Help Curb the Development

January 5, 2015 - The world accumulated close to 49 million metric tons of electronic waste in 2012 with that number expected to increase to 65.4 million metric tons by 2017, according to a study by the United Nations. The study tries to put things into perspective for us;... More »

It’s Official, New Yorkers Must Now Recycle their Old Electronics

January 2, 2015 - As of January 1st, New Yorkers are no longer allowed to throw their old electronics in the trash. This is the final phase of the 2010 New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act, making it now illegal for residents to throw e-waste in the ... More »

2014, InterConnection's Most Successful Year Yet

January 2, 2015 - 2014 has been a very busy year for InterConnection. All of our programs have flourished this year, expanding our impact and reach across the country. We are proud to say that we provide services to the Fortune 500, schools, colleges, counties, cities and ... More »

InterConnection Launches International Computer Grant Program

December 23, 2014 - InterConnection recently launched its International Grant Program, with an initial open application period for nonprofits in Colombia. After much success with the U.S. grant program, InterConnection decided to create the International Grant Program in ord... More »

Top Data Breaches of 2014

December 23, 2014 - This has been a year full of data breaches, from the recent Sony Pictures hack to major retail security breaches like Target and Home Depot. In 2014, it's hard not to worry about getting your data stolen. It seems it's inevitable these days. It's not on... More »

Buying Green this Holiday Season

December 19, 2014 - When you’re in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, trying to find just the right gift for that special someone, chances are you’re not thinking about whether you’re buying green. I know I haven’t in years past. But the older I get, ... More »

InterConnection Awards Computer Grant to INK Artspace

December 16, 2014 - INK Artspace was awarded a Spring quarter grant from InterConnection providing 10 desktop computers and 10 monitors allowing dozens of children each month to use computers to work on creative endeavors and expand their skillset and knowledge of creative c... More »

InterConnection’s Computer Lab in a Box is featured at Rotary Club of Emerald City’s Holiday Benefit Auction

December 16, 2014 - InterConnection was invited to participate in the night’s event because Computers for the World plans to use the InterConnection Computer Lab in a Box for the next project in Dominican Republic. Computers for the World, founded by the Emerald City Rotary ... More »

InterConnection Awards Computer Grant to Stonewall Youth

December 8, 2014 - Stonewall Youth was awarded a Spring quarter computer grant from InterConnection providing 2 desktop computers, 2 monitors and 1 laptop, impacting over 200 youth a year; acting as a tool of empowerment and communication Each quarter InterConnection offe... More »

Mail in Your Old Laptops this Holiday Season and Help People in Need

December 3, 2014 - During the holiday season millions of new laptops and smartphones are purchased, leaving a massive amount of old laptops and old smartphones lying around. Instead of letting your old laptop go to waste in the corner, why not mail it in to InterConnection ... More »

Improper Smartphone Disposal Leads to Security Risks, Data Breach

December 2, 2014 - In this day and age, we are all well aware that our personal information can be hacked at any given time whether through our laptops when surfing the web or through our credit cards when pumping gas, there’s a variety of ways hackers can get to us. Accord... More »

Got New Electronics on Black Friday? Donate Your Old Ones to InterConnection this Holiday Season

December 2, 2014 - It is estimated by the Consumer Electronics Association that 45 percent of all shoppers, roughly 51.2 million Americans, bought or planned to buy consumer electronics during the Thanksgiving weekend. The most popular electronics were TVs with 37 percent o... More »

Washington State Recycles 250 Million Pounds of Electronics, Thanks to E-Cycle Program

December 1, 2014 - E-Cycle Washington has reached a milestone today responsibly recycling over 250 million pounds of computers, laptops, TVs, and other electronics since 2009. E-Cycle Washington is a collaborative effort between public and private sector partners working fo... More »

Black Friday for a Cause

November 25, 2014 - With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, we here at InterConnection have decided to turn Black Friday upside down, giving you a reason to feel good about going out on Friday. Every month, InterConnection provides computers to more than 120 low income famil... More »

Free, Fast Gigabit WiFi for All of New York City, Thanks to New Futuristic Phone Booths

November 18, 2014 - New York City is about to get a whole lot more connected. A public and private consortium of companies named CityBridge is bringing New York City, gigabit Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the city thanks to a network called LinkNYC. Funded by advertising, th... More »

Built to Last: The Dell OptiPlex 780 is the Perfect Desktop for Everyone

November 17, 2014 - Whether you’re buying computers for your nonprofit or you’re buying a personal computer, if you’re looking for a solid, reliable desktop the Dell OptiPlex 780 is the computer for you. The Dell OptiPlex 780 is built with premium materials and easily servic... More »

InterConnection Leads the Way in Quality Assurance – Speaks at International Computer Refurbisher Summit

November 14, 2014 - Last week InterConnection Director Charles Brennick traveled to Denver, Colorado to speak at the 11th annual International Computer Refurbisher Summit. Mr. Brennick was asked to speak on the topic of “Quality Assurance in Refurbished PCs: Cosmetic and Fun... More »

Charles speaking at the International Computer Refurbisher Summit in Denver

President Obama pushes for Net Neutrality to Save Open Internet

November 10, 2014 - President Obama released a statement this morning regarding the Net Neutrality debate that has been carrying on for the last few months. In his statement the President encourages the FCC to regulate consumer broadband service as a utility in order to ensu... More »

Recycle your Electronics and Computers with InterConnection's Free Business Pickups

November 7, 2014 - Businesses both large and small donate their surplus computers, cell phones, tablets and other IT assets to InterConnection. Everyday our driver goes on a scheduled route to pick up computer donations from companies across the Pacific Northwest. Donations... More »

How Does My Organization Apply for an InterConnection Computer Grant?

November 5, 2014 - As a nonprofit, InterConnection understands how hard it can be to obtain resources, especially technology upgrades, on a tight budget. That is why we created the computer grant program for nonprofits. The computer grant program is a way for nonprofits tha... More »

Kids in Paraguay using their brand new computer lab donated by InterConnection

Enjoy Free Antivirus Software with Microsoft Security Essentials

October 31, 2014 - Everyone is vulnerable to attacks on their computer. In recent weeks, the White House’s computer networks have been attacked by what’s thought to be the Russian government. It doesn’t matter if you’re the President or Bob Smith down the street, having you... More »

InterConnection Awards Computer Grant to Hope Creek Charitable Foundation

October 31, 2014 - The Hope Creek Charitable Foundation was awarded a spring quarter grant from InterConnection providing 2 desktop computers, 2 monitors and 2 laptops impacting 150 volunteers and more than 500 people in need each month. Each quarter InterConnection offers ... More »

Hope Creek CF volunteer Christine using one of the laptops from InterConnection with her son Cole

People Love InterConnection on Yelp

October 30, 2014 - InterConnection was recently recognized by Yelp as one of the best spots in town. That’s right, our little nonprofit retail store is getting some notice from Yelp, thanks to you Yelpers out there. Yelpers have written over 25 yelp reviews about InterConne... More »

Recycling Your Electronics is Easy with InterConnection's 12 Drop-Off Locations

October 24, 2014 - Recycling your electronics may seem like a daunting task. Your recycle pickup won’t take them and your community only does an e-cycling event once a year and you missed your chance. So your old monitor is still in your closet and your old cell phones from... More »

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InterConnection's Annual Oktoberfest Celebration

October 22, 2014 - Last week the annual InterConnection Oktoberfest was held at Hale’s Ales Palladium in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Our annual Oktoberfest gives us a chance to celebrate the year’s accomplishments, look ahead to our goals for next year ... More »

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InterConnection's Mission Expands with Low Income Online Store

October 22, 2014 - In order to further our mission to connect underserved communities around the world to the computers and technology they need, InterConnection recently opened an online store. We knew we had to find a way to reach even more people; faster. ... More »

Find a Computer to Fit Your Needs

October 15, 2014 - When buying a computer it’s important to think about why you are actually buying the computer. What do you need to use it for? We find most people buy a computer in order to do simple tasks like surfing the internet, writing a paper, filling out job appli... More »

The Great Digital Divide of the 21st Century

October 14, 2014 - Having the internet at your fingertips, any time of day, is an amazing feat. Being able to access directions, find health info, connect with friends, learn how to build a birdhouse, listen to music or buy anything you want, all at a moment’s notice is pre... More »

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The Great Digital Divide of the 21st Century - Continued

October 14, 2014 - An article from the New York Times states that policy experts and administration officials are “increasingly concerned that a significant portion of the population, around 60 million people, is shut off from jobs, government services, health care and edu... More »

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The Social Impact of Computer Donations

October 13, 2014 - Every month, more than 400 low income families and nonprofits benefit from donations received by InterConnection. The impact InterConnection has on the community is tremendous. This year alone we have helped more than 1,000 people gain access to low-cost ... More »

Kids in Paraguay using their brand new computer lab donated by InterConnection

Do the Benefits of Electronic Reuse Outweigh Electronic Recycling?

October 10, 2014 - The benefits of reusing your old electronics far outweigh the benefits of recycling your used electronics and buying new. Yes, recycling your used electronics is a million times better than throwing them in a dumpster. However, you want to make sure when ... More »

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InterConnection Retail Store Now Offers Ubuntu

October 10, 2014 - We are happy to announce that the InterConnection Retail Store now carries Ubuntu. Ubuntu is a unique platform used for everything ranging from consumer electronics and desktop computers to the cloud for enterprise computing. Ubuntu is a Debian-based Linu... More »

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InterConnection Awards Computer Grant to Renton Youth Advocacy Center

October 8, 2014 - The Renton Youth Advocacy Center received a spring quarter grant from InterConnection providing 2 desktop computers, 2 monitors and 5 laptops impacting almost 200 teenagers, with 4 or 5 students each day using the equipment. ... More »

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InterConnection Particpates in 2nd Annual Husky vs Cougar Rivalry Clash

October 8, 2014 - Last Sunday, InterConnection teamed up with the Husky vs. Cougar Rivalry Clash at Marymoor Park to operate the beer garden, with proceeds benefitting InterConnection. The Rivalry Clash is a 5K and/or 10K run where participants wear University of Washingto... More »

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Why a Desktop is Better Than a Laptop

October 7, 2014 - These days we live in a world with smart phones in every pocket and tablets, e-readers, and laptops in every purse and backpack. It’s nice to be able to multitask on the bus or look up directions or a restaurant review on a whim. But wouldn’t it also be n... More »

The Dell OptiPlex 760 Desktop

Are Your Electronics Being Recycled Responsibly?

October 5, 2014 - When it’s time to get rid of your old electronics, it’s imperative to recycle those products instead of throwing them in a landfill. Just as crucial is making sure the electronics recycler you choose responsibly recycles. There are certain certifications ... More »

What is IC Certified?

October 2, 2014 - IC Certified is the process we developed to use when refurbishing computers, requiring every computer to pass a series of quality control tests. A computer can only become “IC Certified” by passing every stage of our 6 stage process meeting the highest qu... More »

Can't Afford a Computer Lab? Windows Multipoint is Your Answer

September 25, 2014 - Computer labs are a great resource for students, underserved populations, and the general public. Access to a computer lab opens doors, giving people opportunities they might never have had otherwise. But as a non-profit, providing a computer lab for thos... More »

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Quality Computers at Affordable Prices

September 25, 2014 - We here at InterConnection are only as good as the computers we provide. We take pride in our computers and take great measures to ensure our computers are reliable. InterConnection is a non-profit organization that receives donations from both individual... More »

The InterConnection MultiPoint Lab in use

Why 25% of All Desktops are Vulnerable to Attacks

September 22, 2014 - Microsoft Windows XP Professional is unsupported, expensive and outdated. Roughly, 1 in every 4 computers still runs on Windows XP, which now has a much higher risk of being attacked or compromised. In April, Microsoft ended all support and security updat... More »

XP 6 Times More Likely to Get Attacked

Microsoft Employee Collects 89 Cell Phones for InterConnection Mobile

September 12, 2014 - Microsoft employee Krysta Yousoufian was working on a design for a more environmentally friendly cell phone during Microsoft's Hackathon event when her team started talking about all the surplus phones owned by the thousands of Microsoft employees. She, ... More »

Krysta Yousoufian collected 89 cell phones

Residential Pick Ups

August 6, 2014 - For as little as $7 a driver will go to your home to pick up your donation. InterConnection partnered with RingARush to offer low-cost pickups for households in most of King County. ... More »

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Online Computer Store for Low-Income Goes Live

August 6, 2014 - From job search to college applications, and health care information, computers are an important part of everyday life for millions of Americans. Yet 1 in 5 U.S. households do not have a computer. InterConnection launched its online store to close this te... More »

InterConnection launches new online store for low-income

InterConnection Supports Healthy Start

August 6, 2014 - InterConnection donated 8 laptops to support first-time parents who are pursuing a GED or enrolled in ESL classes or college. ... More »

InterConnection supports Healthy Start with laptops for moms

External Link: InterConnection Offers Low-cost Hardware Solutions for Telecentres

July 3, 2014 - TCF and InterConnection have recently joined hands to select and develop the most appropriate low-cost, low-maintenance, high-quality computer hardware solutions for telecentres.... More »

TCF and InterConnection have recently joined hands to select and develop the most appropriate low-cost, low-maintenance, high-qu To Help 40,000 Microsoft Employees Ensure Old Electronics Get a Good Home on Earth Day

April 21, 2014 - InterConnection will hold a used computer and electronics collection event on Microsoft’s Redmond, Wash., campus to help hundreds of low-income families, students and nonprofits gain access to computers. This Earth Day, 40,000 Microsoft employees can recy... More »

40,000 Microsoft Employees will donate electronics to charity on Earth Day

Oso Landslide Victims Receive Donated Laptops from InterConnection

April 1, 2014 - InterConnection donated three laptops to North Counties Family Services in Darrington to aid with the mudslide relief efforts. The laptops will be used by volunteers to collect information from people impacted by the disaster and keep track of aid distri... More »

InterConnection’s director Charles Brennick with volunteer Kristi Park

InterConnection is the first nonprofit in the nation certified as an R2:2013 electronics recycler

March 31, 2014 - is a leader in charitable computer reuse and recycling and is the first nonprofit in the nation to be certified as an R2:2013 electronics recycler. The new R2 Standard includes heightened requirements for electronics recyclers such as... More »

InterConnection is the first R2 certified nonprofit in the U.S.

InterConnection Donated a Full MultiPoint Computer Lab to the Public Pilot Library of Medellín

March 20, 2014 - At the beginning of the year, InterConnection donated a 5-seat Multipoint Server System to the Public Pilot Library of Medellín for Latin America (Biblioteca Pública Piloto de Medellín para América Latina), Colombia. ... More »

InterConnection donated a 5-seat Multipoint Server System to the Public Pilot Library of Medellín

MultiPoint Computer Lab donated to Escuela Agrícola San Pedro

March 10, 2014 - In February InterConnection’s director, and María Eugenia Gallitelli, Latin America Outreach manager, traveled to San Pedro de Ycuamandiyu in Paraguay to personally donate a five seat Multipoint Server System to the Escuela Agrícola de San Pedro... More »

InterConnection donated a full computer lab to an agriculture school in San Pedro, Paraguay.

Boeing 747 Restoration Project

February 12, 2014 - InterConnection donated parts to the Museum of Flight in Seattle to help restore the first 747 ever built. ... More »

InterConnection donated parts for the Boeing 747 restoration project.

InterConnection supports Local Job Creation and Training.

February 1, 2014 - InterConnection donated computer equipment valued at $7,000 to the Work Force Development Center (WFDC). The computers will be used to support their new machine shop facility in Mukilteo and provide classroom training to youth from across the Puget Sound ... More »

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January 17, 2014 - Smart phones and tablets are like computers, they store sensitive personal information including phone number, texts, photos, and contacts. This data must be securely destroyed before the device is reused which is why InterConnection launched a smart phon... More »

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Happy New Year 2013

December 31, 2013 - Thank you for all your support. You helped make 2013 full of accomplishments, activities and growth. With your help, we have shipped more than 5,000 computers to organizations and underserved communities in need of technology. Over 1600 nonprofits receiv... More »

Happy New Year from InterConnection

InterConnection Launches New Online Tech-Store for Nonprofits

In order to make critical technology more accessible to U.S. nonprofit organizations and underserved communities, Seattle's InterConnection has launched a new online store featuring high-quality refurbished laptops and desktops starting at just $99. Learn more >>.


CleanScapes Partnership offers drop-off location to residents in Issaqauh, Sammamish and North Bend

Residents in Issaquah, Sammamish and North Bend now have access to free, certified and charitable computer reuse and electronics recycling. Learn more >>.


InterConnection Computer Reuse Center Featured in "Be the Next Microsoft Employee" Reality Show

Microsoft Learning filmed Episode Two of their Be the Next Microsoft Employee reality show at the InterConnection Computer Reuse Center in Seattle. Click Here to View the Show. Announces New Electronics Reuse and Recycling Drop Off Site in Bellevue

Bellevue residents and businesses now have a secure, hassle-free location for donating their old electronics. The nonprofit partnered with Batteries Plus in Bellevue to offer a drop-off location for used desktops, laptops, cell phones and LCD monitors at 14917 NE 20th Street, Bellevue, WA 98007. All donations are tax deductible and will be used to support InterConnection's technology access programs. Read the full story here.

Revel Consulting's laptops find valuable second home with partnership

New partnership reduces eWaste and boosts technology access for education around the world.

Computer Donation Guide

Founder and Charles Brennick gives advice on what to look for when you consider donating your old desktop or laptop and mentions InterConnection's partnership with Microsoft Learning, where employees are encouraged to donate their old laptops to charity. Non-Profit Cuts E-Waste by Refurbishing Computers

You might think your old laptop is dead, but one Seattle-based non-profit can breathe new life into your old, worn-out, virus-ridden computer to benefit someone in need. Read the full story on  


InterConnection Partners with to Supply Computers for Charities, NGOs

InterConnection and TechSoup, a leading distributor of technology products to nonprofits, partnered to help close the gap between corporations with surplus computers and nonprofits in need of technology assets. More

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InterConnection Makes Donating Your Old Laptop this Holiday Free and Easy Right from Home

New "Free Laptop Donation by Mail" helps you print, pack and ship your old laptop free of charge from anywhere in the USA and transforms it into a vital tool for underserved people and humanitarian organizations around the world.


Computadoras al alcance de todos

Source: La Raza: Charles Brennick ayuda a las personas de escasos recursos a obtener computadoras a bajos precios. More

Seattle Non Profit Saving the World through Computer Reuse

Access to computers is not the first thing that comes to mind after a major natural disaster. But after earthquakes in Haiti and Chile destroyed offices and schools and flooding in Pakistan required aid workers to manage thousands of homeless people, computers were just what was needed to help these communities rebuild. More

Isolated Chilean Community Gets Connected After Earthquake

InterConnection donates 50 computers to World Vision Chile to rebuild schools after the earthquake. More


From World Vision Chile website, InterConnection donates 50 PCs to rebuild schools after the earthquake. More

Haitian Laptop Program a Success, Thanks to Readers Like You

Source: In January, we reported on ways to get involved with Haitian earthquake relief efforts. Seven months later, we've learned that readers just like you made an impact from more than 2,000 miles away. More

InterConnection Wins Innovative Recycler of the Year Award

The Washington State Recycling Association (WSRA) presented their annual Innovative Recycler of the Year Award to InterConnection. More

Computer Access Through Microcredit in Chile

Paula Campos, a divorced mother of three, received her first computer through a microcredit program thanks to Bancoestado of Chile and InterConnection. She will use the computer to manage her cake a pastries business. More

30 Computers to School in Paraguay

New Horizon School has over 700 students from low-income families. Computers will be used for their new computer lab received the computers. View list of Computer Recipients

Computer Reuse Bill Becomes Law

On April 29, 2009 Washington State's governor Christine Gregoire signed HB 1522 into law. The law allows computer collectors to perform basic repairs on computers received through the Washington State Ecycle program. InterConnection supporters worked hard to ensure the passing of the law. More

InterConnection Chile Opens

Located in Santiago, Chile, the center distributes low-cost PCs to underserved communities with the goal of creating opportunities through digital inclusion. Visit their website

Out of the shredder and on to you desktop

Those who lack the hardware to complete their job search are getting two new boosts from the state government. Gov. Chris Gregoire last week signed a bill that will allow more computers to be refurbished and sold or donated to those who need them.

Laid-off and offline - IC Featured on KOMO News

The number of people using public computers at Worksource and local libraries has spiked dramatically in recent months, demonstrating that many local job-seekers are still on the wrong side of the digital divide. Read how InterConnection is helping out. More

Lawmaker Aims to Fix Electronics Recycling Law

Rep. Zack Hudgins, D-Seattle, intends to introduce a bill that will fix Washington's Electronics law. The bill will allow computer collectors to repair non-functional computers and give them a second life. KING 5 ran a story on Mr. Hudgins efforts. Read more


Laptops Used to Teach HIV Awareness in Namibia

InterConnection recently shipped ten laptops to a Peace Corps volunteer in Namibia. She is using them to teach HIV awareness. She sent an email to InterConnection about her experience.


Coffee Producers in Dominican Republic Receive Computers

Peace Corps volunteer David Mayo installed 20 computers from InterConnection in the new Antonio Javier Nivar Computer Center. The center teaches youth and adults how to use a computer, productive computer programs, and the Internet.  


Vulcan Inc. Holds Employee Computer Drive

Vulcan Inc, owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, helped InterConnection provide computers to communities in need by holding a computer collection drive at their downtown Seattle office. The event collected nearly 50 desktop computers, 10 laptops, and 33 monitors. InterConnection donated two desktop computer sets to Urban League under Vulcan's name. More

Tonga Receives Shipment of Computers

InterConnection sent a shipment of 210 computers to a Peace Corps volunteer in Tonga, Blake Porter. More than 45% of the computers are being used in secondary schools in computer labs, mostly for Computer Studies classes, and so students can type their projects. More

Seattle's E-Waste Conundrum, Seattle Weekly

InterConnection featured in the Wall-Green Journal, The Wall-Green Journal

Recycling drive sends InterConnection electronics to those in need, Seattle PI

InterConnecion dona maquinas. Extienden "Telecentros" y suman 20 computadoras más, National Press Agency of Paraguay

Nonprofit training program to send computers to Chile, North Seattle Herald Outlook

Fundar recibió la visita de ejecutivo internacional, ABC Color, Paraguay

InterConnection offers computers and skills training, Brainstorm, City of Seattle Community Technology E-Zine

Charities thrive with online volunteers, Associated Press

Old computers = jobs, gold, skills, San Juan Islander

Computers for the World: Here's a man who thinks globally, Seattle Times

InterConnection finds new life for old computers, North Seattle Herald-Outlook

The Birth of Peace Match, Peace Corps Hotline

Program empowers groups in developing countries, Snohomish County Business Journal

Nonprofit organization brings worlds together on Web, The Oregonian

Weaving a web of support, SGI Quarterly

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