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1524 Brandywine St
Philadelphia, PA 19130

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Nonprofit Technology Resources
1524 Brandywine Street
Philadelphia PA 19130

Computer Donations ... Computer Reuse ... Consulting ... Training ... Acknowledgements

Website Phase-Out
This Website is no longer being updated, because we have a new one. This site will still be here for a while, but if you're looking for reliably current information, the place to go is www.NTRweb.org.


Computer Donations
NTR accepts the donation of used computers, 17" SVGA monitors, small dot-matrix printers, ink-jet and laser printers, and other computer accessories at our center city location from 9 am till 3 pm Monday through Thursday. Please call NTR's office before dropping off your donation or to request a pickup of 10 or more identical Pentium "III" (or better) computers in the Philadelphia area. NTR can pickup your donation of 100 or more Pentium "III" computers anywhere from New York City to Washington DC.

NTR now offers:

Creating Connections, Building Community

Visit the CommuniShare Website for Details.

Who We Are
NTR provides computer consulting, hands-on training, used computer hardware, and technical support to over 200 nonprofit organizations annually in the Greater Philadelphia region. We are the oldest computer consulting and training organization in the area devoted exclusively to nonprofit organizations and the people they serve.

Annual Report! NTR's 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 Annual Reports are Available Here

Community Technology In Philadelphia
On September 21, 2001, NTR, along with several other local organizations, helped to convene a meeting of community technology centers. The meeting was sponsored by Community Technology Centers Network (CTCNet ) and the America Connects Consortium (ACC). Here is the invitation including the names of the presenters. Here are photos from the first panel. And here are photos from second panel. And here are minutes of the meeting, thanks to Faith Goldstein. The 106 conference attendees are listed in a table along with their organizational affiliation.

The September 2002 CTCNet Conference was a big success, too. See photos from this recent event.

This year's conference spawned a Philadelphia Regional CTCNet web site thanks to the efforts of Teaming for Technology and the Critical Path Project.

Computer Reuse

Computer Thrift Store Now Open
Computers, Laptops, Monitors & Printers - all used and all at Thrift Store Prices
Please help to distribute our
Thrift Store Flier. Post it wherever you can.

Computer Adoption Program (CAP) Distributes donated computers to community organizations. Over 100 organizations have benefitted from this program.

Learning Through Technology (LTT) program distributes donated computers to low-income people (especially children and families) through their community groups, churches, and schools.

Both programs include a minimum of 3 hours of computer hardware orientation in which the students study the how the computer is set up, how to disassemble the computer and what the various parts inside are called. Students complete the basic hardware class understanding how their computer might be upgraded.

NTR has distributed nearly 5,000 computers to deserving people and organizations since 1997. NTR's reuse program was created with leadership from John Zelson and with volunteers from the Americorps*VISTA program of the Corporation for National Service, Call or write to find out how your clients or staff can take advantage of NTR's services.

Charitable Donations
NTR is a registered charity, click here for details.

  • Click on the "Network for Good" logo in the left column for a safe, fast way to make a charitable gift in support of NTR's computer programs for low-income people in the Philadelphia region.
  • If your employer offers a United Way campaign, please designate NTR as your donor choice. See our donor choice number in the left column.
  • The bridge over the Digital Divide is built with used computer hardware, and your contribution. Use our service to properly dispose of your used computer hardware. We will pick up if you have 10 or more Pentium 166 or better computers. Or, you can drop off your donation at our facility. Call for details.

NTR In The News

Here is a link to the segment produced by the good folks at CBS3 which appeared on the news Tuesday October 22nd, 2007. Our thanks go to everyone who worked on this fun presentation!

Saturday, June 18th, 2005, WPVI TV-6 featured NTR providing free computers to students of the English as a second language class at Edison High School on their Prime Time Weekend program.

December 4, 2002, DelawareValley.org published a news item "NTR To Donate Computers to Low-Income Middle School Robotics Students."

Friday, August 23rd, 2002 in The Philadelphia Tribune's Community News featured a project of NTR in an article titled: "Church Group Meets to Cross Digital Divide." This article is in .pdf format.

Wed May 29, 2002, Jeff Gelles, wrote "Commentary" in The Philadelphia Inquirer titled: "A Better Place for Your Old Computer."

FAQ | John J. Fried - Jan 21, 2001, in the business section of the Inquirer wrote: Here's how you can recycle your old, unwanted computer.

An article by Carla Anderson, Daily News Staff Writer, published on Monday, June 26, 2000, included photos of NTR staff and students and quoted Stan Pokras and Lelia Johnson, a block captain who has sponsored several Learning Through Technology classes for her neighbors. Web site helps byte blight.

See our April 2, 1998 press release:
ESL Children Learn about Technology while they practice English Skills! (Warning: Extremely cute kids at this link!)


Volunteer Opportunities
NTR offers opportunities to learn and to share your learning. Check out this Volunteer Opportunities at NTR page. Or proceed directly to the Leadership Opportunities for Volunteers page. Or view photos from our Volunteer Recognition Dinner.

Partner Organizations
NTR participates in nationwide efforts to build community technology networks. Check out this partial list of Partner Organizations. And you can learn how we set up our recycling project by reading the History of the Reuse Collaborative.

As part of our ongoing efforts to foster computer literacy we salute eLit, a new global computer literacy program for women & children founded here in Philadelphia by Safia K. Rizvi, also known as the "Working Mother of the Year." Read Dr. Rizvi's story in Working Mother Magazine.

Places to Go
Check out our director's eclectic collection of Web bookmarks.

Summer Students 2005

Gift Acknowledgements
NTR gratefully acknowledges gifts from foundations and individuals of Learning Through Technology program scholarships for low-income children and families. The Scholarship Page.

Contact Us

Nonprofit Technology Resources
1524 Brandywine Street
Philadelphia PA 19130

fax: 215-564-6642



Stanley R. Pokras, Executive Director