Help human-I-T Impact Lives
Our team’s mission merges social consciousness with eco-friendliness as it repurposes technology for underserved communities.
Each donation means less toxic e-waste in landfills, while lifting up those in need by providing opportunities to search for jobs, apply for college, and take classes online. Our network of recipient organizations include Girls In Tech and Veterans in Need Foundation, among other non-profit organizations that help us connect our repurposed technology to those requiring assistance.
Donate to human-I-T to help inspire others, while improving our planet.
The following may qualify for our recipient program:
All of our recipients must qualify as low-income. Proof of low-income includes, but is not limited to the following:
Only sixty-six percent (66 %) of US households that earn less than $50,000 per year have a computer in the home. Low-income families are disconnected from opportunity in the digital age as a result. With the help of human-I-T and partners such as Girls In Tech, underserved communities can expand their horizons by learning, connecting and finding jobs online.
When compared to the general population, veterans not only have less access to the internet but are less likely to go online, when access is available (71% use the Internet at home and remote locations). human-I-T is honored to equip Veterans in Need with the technology required to stay current in a rapidly changing digital age. Valuable online resources available to veterans include medical records, online support groups and social outreach, along with job opportunities. We feel it is the least we can do to repay them for their service.
Disabilities can create difficulties accessing technology at a library or community center. At home, only 61% of Americans with disabilities own a computer with 57% equipped with a broadband connection. Limited options hinder the ability to gain employment, research medical information, and connect with family and friends. Technology also helps assist the disabled by increasing awareness of online services that offer transportation, food delivery and basic home services such as housekeeping, gardening and food delivery.
With 34% of seniors not online, human-I-T is actively seeking to lower this number by reaching out to the digitally under-represented senior community and providing distribution programs through HUD housing sites including Independent Square and Union Tower. Just as in the disabled community, seniors benefit by using the internet not only to connect with friends and family, but to establish ties with providers of transportation, housekeeping and food delivery services.
Underfunded Title I (40% of students qualify as low-income) schools are regularly unable to afford proper technology. Students cannot be expected to thrive in an environment where technology is continuously needed but not available to them both in and out of the classroom. By connecting schools that primarily serve low-income students, we give staff and students an opportunity to tap into educational resources that live online.
IRS designated charitable organizations qualify for our philanthropic distribution program. By connecting other nonprofits to technology, human-I-T exponentially increases its immediate impact. Technology recipients include homeless shelters, after school programs, as well as community and child development centers. Examples of human-I-T’s partner organizations include the following:
More than 82 million households in the U.S. do not have high speed internet access