Donating Gadgets for Good

St. Petersburg College is partnering with eSmart Recycling in donating gadgets in January 2017 to support children in the local community who don’t have access to technology.

donating gadgetsThrough the community outreach program Gadgets for Good, old laptops, computers, electronics, and tablets, regardless of their condition, can be donated from Jan. 1 – 30 at SPC locations.

This collegewide initiative is aimed at addressing a deep-rooted social problem. It also is a testament to how private and public sectors can work together for the sustainable benefit of the community.

Materials accepted

The following items will be accepted as donations:

  • Computers
  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • Circuit Boards
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Copiers
  • Fax Machines
  • VHS Players
  • CD Players
  • Stereos
  • Telephones & Cell Phones
  • Component Parts
  • Tablets
  • Laptops
  • Servers
  • UPS Units and Batteries
  • Switches and Routers
  • Mixed wires
  • Peripherals
  • Audio/Video equipment

Drop-off locations for donating gadgets

The SPC drop-off locations include:

  • SPC Clearwater Campus, 2465 Drew St. (Campus map)
  • ST Building Entrance
  • Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 4 pm
  • Friday, 9 am – 1 pm
  • SPC Seminole Campus, 9200 113th St. N (Campus map)
  • Student Center (UP 192)
  • Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 7 pm
  • Friday, 9 am – 2 pm
  • SPC St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus, 6605 5th Ave. N. (Campus map)
  • Student Life (SS 111)
  • Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 7 pm
  • Friday, 8:30 am – Noon
  • SPC Downtown Campus, 244 2nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg (Campus map)
  • Student Life (DC 225)
  • Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • Friday, 8:30 am – Noon
  • SPC Midtown Campus, 1300 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33712 (Campus map)
  • Jameson Center (Room #339)
  • Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 7 pm
  • Friday, 8:30 am – Noon
  • SPC Allstate Center, 3200 34th St. S., St. Petersburg (Campus map)
  • Student Activities Office (Room #200)
  • Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 7 pm
  • Friday, 8:30 am – Noon
  • SPC Tarpon Springs Campus, 600 Klosterman Rd. (Campus map)
  • AGORA Building (AG-104)
  • Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • Friday, 8:30 am – Noon
  • SPC Health Education Center, 7200 66th St. N. Pinellas Park. (Campus map)
  • HE 205D
  • Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • Friday, 8:30 am – Noon

Disclaimer regarding data destruction

Please write your email address on a sticker and place it on your donated gadget[s], so that you can get a Certificate of Data Destruction from eSmart Recycling emailed to you once your personal drives are destroyed. Stickers will be provided at each drop off location.

If you want 100% verification that your personal data is destroyed, then you can bring your donated gadget[s] directly to eSmart Recycling and they will physically shred it in front of you for free as part of the Gadgets for Good program. They are located at 7826 Causeway Blvd C, Tampa, FL 33619 and their phone number is (813) 501-7768. It is a good idea to call them first to schedule a time to drop off your donation. If you don’t want to drive to ESmart Recycling then you can remove your personal drives and dispose of them however you see fit. Please do not hesitate to contact Chad Mairn at (727) 394-6917 with questions/concerns.

Get more information about donating gadgets 

For more information, please contact Tara Newsom at 727-512-9550 or Chad Mairn at 727-394-6917.

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