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Project Reboot Schedule
Project Reboot is normally open on
Mondays from 1PM to 5PM and
Wednesdays from 10AM to 4PM
Project Reboot is Closed on Federal Holidays
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Front Desk Volunteer
Project Reboot is in need of voluteer assistance at its front desk, serving the public by dispensing refurbished computers. Mondays from 1 to 5 PM (or a shift) and Wednesdays 10 AM to 4 PM. Reboot is a fast paced place and training will be given. Especially needed - bi-lingual (Spanish/English speaking) indviduals.
We have LOTS of printers (laserjet and inkjet) but they need to be tested before we can provide them to the public. This area needs more organization than technical skill.
Technical Setup Volunteers
We always need people who can do basic computer setups. If you are the least bit handy with a computer, we can teach you how to install and configure the Windows 7 operating system in a short time. From there you can move into other areas of our operation if you like.
To Volunteer, email: email@example.com. Address and further details on Reboot are below.
About Our Location.
In January, 2009, Project Reboot moved to a new facility near the Home Depot store on Shady Grove Road in Rockville, MD.
Reboot's Address is 4 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20850,
see Reboot Directions
Project Reboot accepts computer hardware and software donations at our workshop/storage facility in Rockville, MD, from individuals, companies and government agencies. There our volunteers (some experienced, some just learning) refurbish it after testing, repair, and upgrades. Hardware with current operating system software is then donated at very low cost to non-profit, educational, religion-based, and charitable organizations. We help schools, senior centers, religious organizations, and other groups that work with low and moderate income families, and other needy, local clients. Note that since March 1, 2009, our documentation requirements have changed, see Qualifications. Usually the only charge to the receipient is a nominal cash fee to cover expenses and software licensing, ($10 for Windows XP and $25 for Windows 7), see Fee. Printers, when available, require an added payment of $20.
Project Reboot currently accepts personal computers in the Pentium III class or above (e-mail us if you're not sure). Computers need not be in working order. Reboot gladly accepts working tube-type (CRT) and flat panel monitors. For more information see Reboot Donation Details. And Reboot does not recyle Apple computers, but check out Washington Apple Pi.
When you donate your computer, we must offer this disclaimer: The Capital PC User Group, Inc. and Project Reboot do not accept liability for lost or confidential data or software. You are responsible for backing up any valuable information and erasing sensitive data from the hard drive before dropping it off. If you want to completely erase the hard drive, you can find a number of free services available online.
A good resource for understanding the issue of leaving data on your computer or other electronic devices, please click on this link: http://www.infosectoday.com/Articles/Hard_Drive_Destruction/Hard_Drive_Destruction.htm
A good way to protect against any unauthorized use of personal information is to use a disk-cleaning tool that obliterates all data on the hard drive. "Personal information" includes your Internet browser's cache, cookies, history; your email contacts and messages; your documents; your recycle or trash folder; and all nontransferable software.
Below are examples of recommended disk-cleaning utilities.
Commercial Windows Disk-Cleaning Software:
Free Windows Disk-Cleaning Software:
Want To Help Out? You can make a difference if you have time or other resources to spare. To donate computer hardware or software, to make a tax deductible donation, or volunteer to help Reboot, please contact Project Reboot via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Capital PC User Group, Inc.