Your request will be forwarded to the Laptops4kids Superhero in your area who will make contact and see if they can help you. If there isn’t a superhero in your area, our Chief Organisational Elf (Jola) will be in contact to discuss what we can do.
For superheroes, it’s all about speed. Your child’s need for a laptop is urgent. Installing a Windows laptop or a MAC is time consuming and we can convert 6 Chromebooks in the time it would take us to re-install a windows laptop.
By the way, putting our underwear over our jeans doesn’t really help us go any faster. So that wasn’t Superman’s secret…
If you could use some within your school premises, then please do contact firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll see what we can do to help to provide some limited numbers.
When you have moved up the queue and it’s your turn to get one, we will make contact and leave it for you to pre-pay and arrange a pick up by a parcel delivery company. Please make sure that you tell us when the courier is expected, send us the label to put on the box and we’d recommend that you insure it for about £150. You can buy a new Chromebook for about that.
We felt that it introduces children to the concepts of sustainability, reusing technology instead of throwing it away and the pleasure of charitable giving.
A wonderful 12 year old, Annabelle, took on board what we were thinking and has designed some stickers for us. We place one on each laptop we deliver.
If you are concerned about the safety of the device, please have it tested by a local electrician.
More information can be found here.
We test the donated laptops by installing the Chromebook operating system on them and doing some brief configuration. We do not do an exhaustive test and so it may well be possible that you discover intermittent faults are not found by us. I’m sorry.
We supply the units to you in good faith, just as we would had we given away a used laptop on Facebook, Gumtree or any other platform.
However if you just want to ask us to prioritise your request, the call won’t get you anywhere as our system servers out Chromebooks on a strict first in – first out basis. Sorry. It’s wouldn’t be fair to do it any other way.
Remember that although I’m happy to take calls, every call I take reduces the amount of timer that I’m converting laptops for kids. Thank you. Prem and Tara. 💚💓💛