TULSA - PC Power is a non-profit organization started by retired Tulsa police officers that for a dozen years has rebuilt old computers and donated them to deserving kids who can't afford to buy them.
This Saturday, the group will hold a drop-off event where people can donate their old PC gear.
They can also drop off any used or useless electronic devices, free.
"Anything electronic, anything that has a cord," PC Power's Karen Ford replied when asked what devices they could accept. "TVs, VCRs, old answering machines, anything like that we will take, for free. The only thing(s) we will not take is anything that utilizes gasoline or freon."
They safely dispose of all the electronics that might otherwise end up in the landfill.
But the ecological goal is just icing on the cake.
PC Power in Tulsa and PC Memories in Okmulgee rebuild old computers, wiping the hard drives and installing new operating systems.
They distribute them to kids, and more recently to elderly people, who need them but can't afford them.
Teachers, police officers, and volunteers help identify the people who receive the PCs, which normally happens during the holiday season.
The drop off event is Saturday, June 21, 9am-1pm.
It will be at Natural Evolution, 5701 E 13 St (between Sheridan and Yale).