Important Information About Kramden Operations During COVID:

Kramden has resumed working operations and has made a number of important changes, so please read the following carefully: 

  1. All volunteer events including Wednesday Work Nights and Mini Geek-A-Thons are still on hold for the time being.
  2. Surplus Sales have resumed with social distancing measures in place and will be conducted from 5:00PM until 6:30PM outside our office doors. Check out the Surplus Sales page for upcoming sales events.
  3. In-person technical support and repair services are still suspended: we offer technical support over the phone if needed.
  4. We are taking individual computer donations: donation carts and receipts have been placed outside our office doors.  Equipment can dropped off anytime between 9AM and 5PM during weekday hours (we cannot accept weekend donations) and will be collected every hour.

Thanks to the overwhelming support of the community, Kramden continues to serve those in need of a computer. Since the pandemic’s start, we have distributed over 2,000 computers to students, families and community organizations.

If you are in need of a computer, please visit our Programs to learn more.  

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KRAMDEN INSTITUTE

Providing Technology Tools and Training

to Bridge the Digital Divide.

Get A Computer

If you are in need of a computer, please follow the link to see which program you are qualified for.

Donate a Computer

Make a computer equipment donation to Kramden. All computers are welcome, regardless of type, age or condition.

Volunteer

Kramden relies on volunteers like you to make everything happen. Come join us at one of our many events.

Take a Class

We offer a variety of digital literacy classes for everyone, from beginners to experts. Register today.

Our Mission: Providing Technology Tools and Training to Bridge the Digital Divide

Collect, refurbish and award computers to students and families without a computer in their home.

Inspire students to succeed by teaching them critical computer, software and Internet skills.

Recycle and reuse donated computers and parts; extending their lives and reducing e-waste.

39,781

Computers Awarded since 2003

6,770

Education Program Participants

1,483

Volunteers Who Helped in 2019

326,354

Pounds of Recycled E-Waste in 2019

What’s Going On at Kramden

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3 hours ago

Kramden Institute

Thank you, Susan and Highfill Infrastructure Engineering, PC, for your generous gift. We're so grateful for your support!2020 has brought many changes, and one of the biggest things we've depended on through it all is technology! We're grateful for the people who work hard every day to develop, innovate, and teach others how to make the most of the digital landscape.

The Kramden Institute has been fulfilling their mission in 3 ways: collecting, refurbishing, and awarding computers to students and families without a computer in their home; inspiring students to succeed by teaching them critical computer, software, and internet skills; and recycling and reusing donated computers and parts.

Susan Sperbeck, based in our Cary office, nominated them for Giving Tuesday this year. She shares, "I’ve been working with them since 2016. I started teaching/assisting in the classroom. Plus, I volunteer in the warehouse refurbishing computers. The most fun is the recycling area where you get to dismantle the computers for their parts!!"

Thank you for all you do to keep the community plugged in and online!
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Thank you, Susan and Highfill Infrastructure Engineering, PC, for your generous gift. Were so grateful for your support!

2 days ago

Kramden Institute

Our community needs us, and we need you. This #GivingTuesday, consider making a gift to Kramden Institute. Together, we can ensure that families in need across the state are not left behind without a computer. Donate directly on Facebook or visit kramden.org/online-donation/ today! #BridgetheDigitalDivide ... See MoreSee Less

Our community needs us, and we need you. This #givingtuesday, consider making a gift to Kramden Institute. Together, we can ensure that families in need across the state are not left behind without a computer. Donate directly on Facebook or visit https://kramden.org/online-donation/ today! #bridgethedigitaldivide

3 days ago

Kramden Institute

We are hiring!
Kramden is looking for qualified applicants for a full time Lead Computer Technician (LCT) position to start immediately. The LCT will interact with staff, volunteers and clients to assist with the technology refurbishing process. The position will be responsible for all tasks throughout the hardware refurbishing process including hardware diagnostics, troubleshooting, software deployment, inventory management, and general warehouse logistics. kramden.org/jobs/
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We are hiring!
Kramden is looking for qualified applicants for a full time Lead Computer Technician (LCT) position to start immediately. The LCT will interact with staff, volunteers and clients to assist with the technology refurbishing process. The position will be responsible for all tasks throughout the hardware refurbishing process including hardware diagnostics, troubleshooting, software deployment, inventory management, and general warehouse logistics. https://kramden.org/jobs/

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