Access to technology comes with immense benefits in the modern world, but sadly still has many hurdles, not the least of which include expense. People can also struggle with understanding what makes one computer better or worse than another.
My mission with NuAngel.org is to acquire computers, particularly laptops, which still hold a lot of promise and give them a new lease on life by finding them a deserving home, completely free of charge.
By servicing and refurbishing them myself, I am simultaneously upcycling computers while giving a “hand-me-up” to someone who deserves it!
NuAngel.org did not start out as a non-profit organization. Nobody received a tax break for donating their old laptops to me, and people requesting computers were never required to provide income statements or anything concrete. Nobody had any obligation to participate other than simple kindness. While I know this sort of generosity can be taken advantage of, that was a risk I was willing to take.
As time went on and more and more people began reaching out to grow the organization, I thought it may be prudent to start doing things by the book. In March 2022 I applied for and received 501(c)(3) recognition from the United States IRS.
I’ve been given laptops to re-home by private individuals AND businesses, and I’m so incredibly grateful to see that people care! The response from the outset of this project has been great, and I am hoping to continue helping more people.