Fostering a Connected Community: Device Sharing for Digital Access
Goal: To ensure that every member of our community in the region has the devices needed to access the internet.
Plan: To encourage and enable informal donations of personal spare devices to those who need it by creating a network and process for sharing.
In the 21st Century, access to the internet and the devices to use it are essential for survival and success. The recent crisis has highlighted the disproportionate impact of the existing digital inequity on our marginalized and vulnerable populations, and the urgent need for a remedy.
We also live in a region with a thriving collaborative and creative community in technology, design, and innovation. We’d like to leverage that by creating an informal process and network to donate/share our spare functioning devices. We will be quick and scrappy - getting these devices into the hands of those who need it as quickly as possible. We need your participation to ensure the project is impactful and inclusive.
How to get involved
Here are some ways you can participate in and support the project. And we’re open to suggestions and new ideas so please let us know how else you might contribute.
We’d be delighted to have you join in whatever capacity that you can. To participate, please fill out the forms below:
Please review the types/specs of devices that we need/will collect.
In the process, we will also help save the devices from a landfill, and from gathering dust in our spaces. And we will have collectively helped in some small way to mitigate the impacts of this crisis on our community.
Donations of Funds:
We would be grateful for any contributions to support the project --- for needed materials and logistics. CETI is a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3) organisation (ein - 84-3427418) and contributions to this project qualify as a tax-deductible charitable donation. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Partners and Sponsors
Code of Conduct/Agreement:
All participants (including but not limited to organizers, donors, volunteers, recipients), ... in this project agree to abide by CETI’s Code of Conduct as well as the Contract/Agreement for Participants.