Staying informed is a big part of staying connected. That's why we do our best to keep you current, whether it's news from us, about us, or on a topic related to our mission.
The Latest Big Data Breaches
July 28, 2015 - It looks like 2015 is shaping up to be another very active year in data breaches. As time progresses it is becoming increasingly clear how important data security is. It is absolutely vital that companies are fully aware of what is happening to their data... More »
City Council Candidate Catherine Weatbrook Cuts Ribbon at InterConnection Store Grand Re-Opening
July 21, 2015 - Last Friday InterConnection hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of the InterConnection Store. The store has undergone a complete remodel, giving it a much needed makeover. Special guest Seattle City Council District 6 Candid... More »
Peace Corps Volunteer Uses InterConnection Laptops in Mozambique
July 16, 2015 - Peace Corps volunteer Drew Capone recently received laptops from InterConnection for his high school students at a school in Mabalane, Mozambique. Previously the school only had two very old desktop computers. Drew a member of the Peace Corps since Decemb... More »
President Obama's ConnectHome Program Will Provide Help to Those Still in Need of Home Internet Access
July 15, 2015 - President Obama is promoting a new program designed to help close the digital divide by providing high-speed Internet to more people across the country. The White House said the President would be introducing a pilot program called ConnectHome which will ... More »
InterConnection Celebrates Grand Re-Opening with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
July 6, 2015 - Seattle Nonprofit InterConnection Celebrates Grand Re-Opening with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony InterConnection is eager to announce the Grand Re-Opening of the InterConnection Retail Store on Saturday July 18th in Fremont. InterConnection, a Seattle nonprofit... More »
Electronics Recycling Reaches All-Time High in 2014
June 30, 2015 - Electronics recycling reached an all-time high with over 660 million pounds of end-of-life electronics recycled by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in 2014, reports the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). The CEA has set an impressive goal of r... More »
Care Day 2015; a Huge Success
June 30, 2015 - Last week InterConnection participated in the annual Care Day event at Bothell High School. Care Day is a community resource exchange providing important services for free, all in one convenient place for those who are struggling. Over 400 people attended... More »
Medical Identity Theft Continues to Rise, Up 21.7% Last Year
June 5, 2015 - The Ponemon Institute conducted its Fifth Annual Medical Identity Theft Study finding that medical identity theft rose 21.7 percent in the last year, involving more than 500,000 new victims since 2013. Dr. Larry Ponemon, founder of the Ponemon Institute s... More »
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Donating Your Electronics to InterConnection
June 2, 2015 - InterConnection accepts your used electronics free of charge. That’s right! It doesn’t cost you a penny to donate your old electronics. By donating your electronics you are helping us further our mission of spreading access to technology for underserved c... More »
Free Recycling at SustainaMania this Saturday from 10am-3pm
June 2, 2015 - Join us this Saturday June 6th from 10am-3pm at SustainaMania, a fun-filled FREE day for people of all ages, at the Public Works Operations Center in Bothell. SustainaMania is designed to teach the public about how to be more sustainable everyday, with ov... More »
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.
InterConnection.org 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 InterConnection.org 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 InterConnection.org partnership
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.
Earth911.com: 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 earth911.com.
InterConnection Partners with TechSoup.org 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
King 5 News Feature on InterConnection
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
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
DISMINUYE LA BRECHA DIGITAL EN ALTO BÍO-BÍO
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: Earth911.com: 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
30 Computers to School in Paraguay
Computer Reuse Bill Becomes Law
InterConnection Chile Opens
Out of the shredder and on to you desktop
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.