Yup, you read that right. You may be able to “adopt” a computer…for free! Find out how.
Comp-U-Dopt is an organization which takes used computers from large corporations, cleans them up, wipes the memory, updates the software and operating systems and then gives those “refurbished” computers out for free to students who need them.
They regularly draw registered names in a “lottery” to determine who gets a laptop. To qualify, you must be a student currently enrolled in high school or college, live in one of the 28 Comp-U-Dopt regions, and not own a working computer at home.
Visit the Comp-U-Dopt website to learn more about their lottery system, and view our application tips below.
Filling out the application does not guarantee you a computer. However it does enter you into a first come, first serve lottery, so the earlier you apply, the better your chances.
The form will ask:
Names will be chosen randomly 3-days prior to distribution dates. Selected recipients will be notified by text message to complete the RSVP process to pick up their computer at a distribution site.
It is very important to include your cell phone number. If you are chosen at random, communication regarding picking up your computer will come through Comp-U-Dopt via text messaging services.
That’s all you need to know. Apply today, and good luck!