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Tech Drive Tuesdays
Help Local Kids Learn & Stay Connected.

Kids deserve the best chance we can give them, and these days that usually requires having access to computers. We want to ensure kids have this access – especially for education and distance learning – and you can help.

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TECH DRIVE TUESDAY PARTNERS
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Minnesota Computers for Schools logo
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Tech Drive Tuesdays

We’ve partnered with KARE 11 and Minnesota Computers for Schools to connect families in need with the computers and access required for their children’s education and development.

This means every $150 donated becomes a computer, tech support, an educational software bundle, and a warranty. And every Tuesday through September, we’ll accept equipment donations at our branches on designated event dates.

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Dropoff events locations

Computer equipment can be dropped off* on the following dates in the parking lots at these participating Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union branches:

  • * Computer donations will NOT be accepted outside the designated tech drive dates/times
  • Event dates and times are subject to change

Connecting Kids with their potential

Today, having a computer is essential for students to excel with their academics. Minnesota Computers For Schools’ remarkable program aims to put a computer in the hands of every student who needs one, changing lives in the process.

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Technology to help students learn

Equipment Donations

Donated items can be repurposed and re-housed to become learning machines for kids! But we can’t accept any piece of tech – here’s what we can take.

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Servers, Computers, Towers and Desktop Computers
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LCD Monitors
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Laptops
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Smartphones & Tablets
( Reset phone and tablets prior to donating )
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Networking Equipment
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Mice and Keyboards

Items We Can't Take

The following will not be accepted at the tech drives:

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Telephones or Telephone Switching Machines
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Televisions
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Stereos
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Household Appliances
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DVD or VCR Players
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Printers
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Copiers, scanners and fax machines

Contactless Dropoff

All Tech Drive Tuesday events will occur in the parking lots of our participating branches—just look for our big purple tent!

If you plan to visit a Tech Drive Tuesday event, we’re doing our best to ensure your safety and ours. Please follow these instructions prior to and when you arrive to the Tech Drive Tuesday event.

Preparing for the Tech Drive Tuesday event
  • Refer to the Tech Drive Tuesday calendar to ensure the date and time of your branch’s event
  • Place donations into your trunk and label all items you wish to donate “Tech Drive Tuesday”
When you arrive at the branch parking lot
  • Look for the purple Affinity Plus tent along with volunteers
  • Volunteers will direct you to the parking spot designated for making your donation
  • Once parked, pop your trunk so that the volunteers can take the donations out of your car
  • Tell the volunteers if you’d like a receipt or additional information
  • Leave the parking lot through the prescribed exit

Donate Money

There are several ways to make an impact by MyPlus Rewards™ points, donating cash, or a credit card donation. And Affinity Plus will match monetary donations up to $25,000! Donations will be accepted through Tuesday, September 1.

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MyPlus Rewards™ points

Donate points to Minnesota Computers for Schools via Online Banking or the Mobile app

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Cash

Contact our digital banking team or member advisors via phone or chat

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Credit Card

Credit card donations to Minnesota Computers for Schools are accepted through KARE 11’s Give 11 site

Equipment Donation Drive FAQS

Learn More About Our Partners

Our partnerships with other organizations give us the opportunity to have an even greater impact than we would on our own. Learn more about KARE 11 Give 11 and Minnesota Computers for Schools.

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Working equipment is preferred but we will accept non-working computers as well. However, if you have a computer that doesn’t work, Minnesota Computers for Schools (MCFS) may be able to fix it and place it with a student. If they can’t fix it, it’ll be recycled responsibly.

MCFS makes every effort to refurbish and reuse all donated equipment. The refurbished equipment will be placed directly with students to help them engage in distance learning while schools are closed. There is no limit to how much you can donate! All monetary donations will be accepted, no matter the amount.

Any nonworking equipment will be disassembled, and the parts will either be used to build computers or recycled.

MCFS dedicated to data security. Each hard drive goes through a rigorous scrubbing process that complies with the Department of Defense standards. MCFS is happy to provide a certificate of destruction upon request.

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