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We need laptops

We have successfully sent out a first batch of laptops to Mangochi in Malawi and are looking to send out even more this year!
If you would like to help Malaptop support as many schools as possible, we need laptops for the next batch. Do you have an old laptop that is hidden in the attic or nesting at the bottom of a desk drawer? Do you know anyone who does? We would greatly appreciate it if you could donate these old pieces to the project. There is still a lot of potential to do good with these laptops, they just need to be released!

We will ensure your data is securely wiped

One of the concerns that people have with donating their old IT equipment is wondering what will happen to their old data that was stored on it. When we receive your laptop we do not attempt run it normally in a way that will allow us to browse your files. We boot from a CD and erase the data in a way that complies with US Department of Defence standard. This is more secure than normal formatting and completely wipes the drive. If you wish to wipe your own laptop before you donate it to us, that is fine, however we will still perform our own data wipe.

Donating a laptop

If you have an old laptop that you would like to donate to Malaptop here is how you can do it. It’s quite easy.

  1. Fill out the details of the laptop on the donation form which can be found by clicking here.
  2. Take your laptop, along with your form, to the nearest Drop-off Point which can be found below.
  3. You are done! Reward yourself with a cup of tea/ dram of whisky for your good deed

If you can’t find a local Drop-off Point, please email simon@malaptop.org and we will try to organsie a collection.

Stirling

There are currently three drop-off points in Stirling. These are Stirling Volunteering Enterprise on Friar Street, Saint Margarets on Drip Road and 2e-volve in Springkerse. If you are dropping off your donation during office hours, please use 2e-volve or Stirling Volunteering Enterprise. If you are making a donation outwith office hours then St Margarets will be preferable.

St Margarets 2e-volve


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Stirling Volunteering Enterprise – The Drop In


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Aberdeen

There are currently no drop off points in Aberdeen and we would love to change that! More information on how a Drop-off Point can help and what we are looking for can be found here. If you would be interested in your business or organisation becoming a drop off point please email simon@malaptop.org

Edinburgh

There is currently one drop-off point in the Edinburgh area, BiGGAR Economics at the Midlothian Innovation Centre, that will take donations during normal office hours. If you are dropping off your donation during office hours, come the the Centre House building. We are still looking for other Drop-off Points for Edinburgh

BiGGAR Economics Ltd


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We are looking for more Drop-Off Points in Edinburgh. More information on how a Drop-off Point can help and what we are looking for can be found here. If you would be interested in your business or organisation becoming a drop off point please email simon@malaptop.org

Glasgow

There is currently one drop-off point in the Glasgow area, Aiton & Co in Baltic Chambers on Wellington Street, that will take donations during normal office hours. If you are dropping off your donation during office hours, drop them here. We are still looking for other Drop-off Points for Glasgow.

Aiton & Co Chartered Accountants


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We are looking for more Drop-Off Points in Glasgow. More information on how a Drop-off Point can help and what we are looking for can be found here. If you would be interested in your business or organisation becoming a drop off point please email simon@malaptop.org

Dundee

There are currently no drop off points in Dundee and we would love to change that! More information on how a Drop-off Point can help and what we are looking for can be found here. If you would be interested in your business or organisation becoming a drop off point please email simon@malaptop.org

Inverness

There are currently no drop off points in Inverness and we would love to change that! More information on how a Drop-off Point can help and what we are looking for can be found here. If you would be interested in your business or organisation becoming a drop off point please email simon@malaptop.org

If you have any questions about donations, regarding either security or the suitability of your laptop please emailĀ donate@malaptop.org

We are not currently asking for financial donations. Once we get feedback from the school in Malawi, we will be looking to become a registered charity. Then we will be looking for financial contributions to help cover the cost of distribution.

Thank you

Downloadable documents

 

Donation form